- The Washington Times - Friday, September 24, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I am amused that President Obama has seen fit to make a class-warfare issue over the matter of raising taxes in the midst of one of the worst recessions in the history of this country. Even the most liberal economist would not recommend raising taxes in this economic climate.

This brings us to a more basic question: Is there no crisis that this administration will not use to its own ends? I also would suggest that while the first revolution in this country was over the matter of “no taxation without representation,” the next should be over the issue of “no representation without taxation.” People who do not contribute their fair share of tax revenue - no matter how small - should not have a say over the matter of increasing other people’s taxes. If all Americans contributed to the nation’s taxes, perhaps they would expect more accountability and less waste from the federal government.

JAMES GILL

Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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