Letter from Carol Frazier published in local press 31st Jan. 2012
What was one of the most annoying things our children said when they were small? For me, it was "It's not fair -- Johnny has something I don't or he gets to do something I can't -- it's just not fair."
How many of us explained over and over that life isn't fair and never will be; be grateful for what you have and just, for heaven's sake, stop with the complaining?
Mature adults understand this basic fact of life.
How many of us ever believed in our wildest dreams that we would one day have a president who would jump on the "it's not fair" bandwagon, demonizing those who have worked hard and taken risks to start and invest in businesses that employ people and improve lives?
The president said in his State of the Union address that billionaires should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. Mr. President -- check the tax code -- millionaires and billionaires have already paid up to 35 percent in taxes on the income they earned, which they now have available for investment and on which they now pay a 15 percent capital gains tax.
One of the most dangerous and dishonest things our president can do is pit one group of Americans against another, implying that the reason you're not doing well is because of those rich, greedy "investors" who just refuse to pay their "fair share" (there's that word again).
Mr. President, you're embarrassing yourself and this great nation. You need to stop this, and concentrate on policies that will actually grow our economy and lift people up, instead of treating people like victims who are incapable of managing their own lives. How insulting.