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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • The nonpartisan Congressional Research Office recently released a report, "Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates since 1945", which shows no relationship between upper-income tax rates and economic growth.
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  • The nonpartisan Congressional Research Office recently released a report, "Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates since 1945", which shows no relationship between upper-income tax rates and economic growth.
    Two previous CRS reports, "Small Business and the Expiration of the 2001 Tax Rate Reductions" and "Economic Issues, and The Economic Effects of Capital Gains Taxation" also support this position. Yet Speaker John Boehner and most Republican representatives continue to claim that raising taxes on the wealthy will cost jobs.
    Republicans continue to make these statements as dogma even though they have no basis in fact. It reminds one of their denial of man-made global warming, the consequences of which are increasingly washing up on our shores. Most of us do not even have to read CRS reports when we remember that the Bush tax cuts led to huge deficits and the biggest recession since the 1930s.
    We cannot find our way out of the fiscal and jobs crisis when our representatives put their own and their friends' wealth before the business of the nation. Please join me in telling our newly re-elected Rep. Greg Walden to get real and stop blocking the president's tax proposals. — Marc Heritage, Rogue River
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