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High taxes not real problem

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(Congressman Tom) McClintock said at his town hall meeting that 70 percent of the voters believed taxes were too high. How did he come up with that statement? McClintock’s survey got fewer than 10,800 people to say “yes.” Between El Dorado and Placer counties there are more than 1 million registered voters. That’s not counting the other counties in District 4. The survey is less than 1 percent of the voters, a far cry from the “70 percent of voters.” I received McClintock’s survey, but I didn’t mail it back. The questions didn’t address my concerns — small businesses getting back on their feet. The problem isn’t “taxes are too high.” The problem is “I can’t get the banks to work with me to keep my business running, so I can pay my employees while I wait for corporations to pay me.” McClintock didn’t say anything about that problem at his town meeting, did he? But the most telling statement in McClintock’s meeting was, “Obamacare is going to destroy private insurance.” Wow, so the insurance companies are more important to the “yes” people than relieving the tax-burden off of the small businesses and middle-class taxpayer. It’s not that these “yes” people can’t afford paying part — only part — of their employee benefits. I can afford it. No, I don’t have a wide profit margin, but I budget for it. It’s part of my business plan. The insurance companies will survive, but I don’t know about the middle class taxpayer. We are getting tired of carrying the burden of employees without job benefits just because the business owner would rather use his money for lavish gifts and trips. Dink Lane, Garden Valley