Tax cuts and fast food

In the Opinion page article "Tax Cuts: a Political 'Happy Meal'," March 19, the author argues that this isn't the time to give the middle class insignificant tax breaks, amounting to monthly trips to McDonald's, with the deficit looming before us. Yet he fails to convince me that forgoing these cuts will help improve life for my children.

Countless articles describe how wealth in America has shifted increasingly to the upper echelons. Corporations erode tax bases that support schools and infrastructure, or simply close shop and move south. The author fails to mention these beneficiaries of our huge deficit. Gina Schneider, Omaha, Neb.

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