Posted: Oct 16, 2005 By: Karen Saffian

Subject: elimination of tax cuts

Comment: It would be a serious error to eliminate tax breaks -- home mortgage interest rate deductions and employer-paid health insurance. The real estate market has been huge in it's impact on holding our nations economy together, and one of the reasons that folks will buy a home as opposed to renting is because of the tax break incentives. And to remove the employer paid health insurance break most likely result in employers either removing their participation in contributing to an employees health insurance, or withdrawing more from the employees pay for health care coverage which will also have an impact on cost of goods, and/or impact the businesses ability to stay in business.

I believe strongly that this would be a very bad move on your part - impacting the citizens of this country negatively.