Meridian Star


December 30, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012


MERIDIAN —     Floyd T. Killebrew, Jr.

Roosevelt taxed

rich to help nation

    When I was a kid one of my heroes was Robin Hood. Another hero of our family, and that of a host of other share-cropping families of the time, was President Roosevelt.

    Along with a lot of pressure from the public, Roosevelt was able to impose a 97-percent tax on all income over a certain amount. He used this tax on the wealthy to pay for his New Deal, such as the WPA.

    A job with the WPA gave my dad the opportunity to keep his family from going hungry by digging stumps the hard way on the right-of-way that is now Highway 488.

    With much of Congress, the Supreme Court and especially the corporate media in the pocket of the obscenely wealthy, it appears very unlikely that Obama is going to be able to squeeze even 3 percent from the greedy grasp of the royal elite of today.

    He is going to need far more than this miserly amount to repair the damage (the destruction of the middle class, etc.) done to the country over the last 30 years of conservative rule.

    As God's elect, members of this warmongering royal priesthood of the divine Rightwing believe they are entitled to the major portion of the economic pie so they can maintain their lavish lifestyle and continue feeding their revenues, bloated pet dragon, the Military Industrial Complex.

    C.E. Swain, WWII vet and retired UMC minister

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