This is in response to Brian Huot's letter, printed July 11.
Huot claimed that the expiration of the George W. Bush-instituted tax cuts in January 2013, "will be the highest (tax) increase in our nation's history." He also stated that the taxes for Obamacare would lead to smaller paychecks for everyone.
Here are the facts:
President Obama does want the Bush tax cuts to expire in January, but only for those making more than $250,000 per year. Those making $300,000 will pay a higher (about 4.5 percent) tax on only the $50,000 difference.
Also, Obamacare will not raise taxes. The "tax penalty" applies only to those people who can afford health insurance but do not purchase it. Those free riders depend on others to pay for their emergency room care.
Does that seem fair?
Huot was correct on one thing — "People need to do their research so they will know the truth."
Michael Grover, Greene