Unemployed people do not create jobs. Low-income people do not create jobs. Most middle-income people do not create jobs. Government workers definitely do not create jobs.

The jobs creators come from the high-income and high-taxpaying people. The Buffett Rule seeks to punish this group. It might sound good for those jealous of “rich” people to have them pay more, even though the top 10 percent pay about 50 percent of all federal income taxes. More important than that, if Obama takes this money, who will create those sorely needed jobs? We are hurting ourselves by aligning with the left-wing punishers.

Think again. If you need a job or want our economy to improve, don’t take the tool (money) from those who use it to create those jobs.

Alan J. Winters

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