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Smith shouldn’t bolster urban legend

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Dale Smith’s letter (“New tax will sneak up on you,” Reader Input, Oct. 26) is accurate only in that HR 4646 was submitted — not by “Obama” or at his administration’s request but by a Pennsylvania congressman who’s been flogging this particular hobby horse for years, has never gotten any related bill to a vote and has no co-sponsors for this one. “Snowball in hell” is the phrase that comes to mind. There are plenty of issues to get upset about, but this doesn’t look like one of them. To focus our energies and weed out “urban legend” alarms, I sincerely recommend snopes.com, where a Google search on “HR 4646” could refer you for details on this topic. George Preston, Auburn