to move on
Editor, The Ada News
It has come to my attention some in this community feel that I haven’t addressed the beautification committee meeting of March 24, 2011. On July 17, Vice Mayor Layton published a letter in The Ada News on behalf of all five city councilmen because I was out of the state throughout most of July. I consulted with Mr. Layton by telephone on the content of that letter, as did the other councilmen, before it was published. Councilman Nemecek chose to publish an additional letter on the same day because he was mayor during the beautification committee meeting of concern and he and I were invited guests at that meeting.
We cannot control the comments of anyone at any meeting. However, as noted in our July 17 letter, the city accepts responsibility in providing the forum where those comments occur. This has been a painful situation for the entire city, but Ada is a strong and caring community for everyone. We can take the lessons learned from this incident and become even stronger and more sensitive to the feelings of all. I stand willing to meet with any individual or group at any time to discuss this issue or any other issue that can make Ada a better place to live.
Who really pays
all of the taxes?
Editor, Ada News
Tax the rich, the wealthy, the corporations. Let them pay most of the taxes, as they have the money. There are problems with this. The main one being is they own all the companies.
Poor and middle class do not own companies. The rich, wealthy and corporations only pay taxes with what we spend with them. They do not go into their wealth to pay taxes. Since they own the companies, they set the price and include their taxes as just another expense.
If their taxes go up, so do prices and here you the reader and myself are paying those prices which include the taxes for the rich, wealthy and corporations.
So, really, you the reader and myself pay the taxes for them. Try as you may not to deal with the rich, wealthy, and corporations it is impossible. There may be a middle man or two but in the end every dollar you and I spend goes to the rich, wealth and corporations.
The wealhy do not pay taxes on their wealth. As an example, say a rancher owns a million acres and 100,000 cows and owes no one. His net worth is in the millions, but he does not sell a cow and has no income so he pays no income tax. The following year he sells cows and makes a profit and pays taxes. The money he received from the cows came from you and I when we bought the beef, so in essence you and I paid the taxes. He merely took the money from us and paid his taxes. You say “OK, I will buy everything at the Farmers Market.” Here again the farmer spends the money you paid himfor seed, gasoline, insurance and lots of other things, all coming from the rich, wealthy, or corporations.
In the end the middle class working people end up paying all the taxes either directly or indirectly through middle men. It’s up to you ... to pay in taxes, the $14-trillion debt and at the same time pay the wages of all the government employees. I am proud to pay my part for police, firemen, teachers, and some of the others, but there are a lot of government employees I would rather not be paying.
The government does not earn or make money, its only sources of money is taxes, borrowing money, or printing money with nothing to back it up. Raising taxes or printing money without backing both cause inflation which you and I pay.
Those of you getting a state pension should hope the big corporations make a profit for the state has $21 billion of the various pension funds invested in them and if they do not get dividends from the the $21 billion it would soon be gone and the pensions would dry up.
M. E. Carr