Posted: Apr 24, 2005 By: Emily Reeves

Comment: At some time in the past, even people who didn't itemize could deduct about
$100 for charitable gifts. I think this encouraged young people to think
about helping others.
Let's keep the income tax, but simplify it. The Cato Institute is a
beginning, although I would add a higher rate for income over $300,000.
Incomes for CEOs (ref. Saturday, April 13, 2005 Los Anglees Times, B18),
sports, movie and pop music stars are obscene, and ordinary people resent
those salaries. There should be a negative tax for the working poor.
Thank you for letting me contribute,