I am a 42-year-old single woman. I have no children. I am outraged.
In the political debates, they talk about tax cuts. Under the plan proposed by Al Gore, I get virtually nothing. That is because the tax cuts are “targeted.” That means that moms who need daycare get tax credits. I pay for their daycare. Why should I pay for their children’s daycare? Also, Al Gore and the Democrats want college education money to be available so everyone can go to college. That is not only absurd but it hurts me. I am paying for other mothers’ kids to go to college because they get tax credits and I get nothing. They may throw me some small bone, but it might not even make my car payment for one month.
At least the Republicans, under George Bush, are promising me a substantial tax cut because the tax cut that they propose is for everyone. You have to remember that 80 percent of the taxes are paid by 20 percent of the people in the higher income brackets. Why shouldn’t we all get a tax break? They have been doing this since the 1980s. It is about time that we get some relief, also. It is not a tax break for the rich. I am a middle income wage earner and I am paying a lot each year in taxes. And they are not going to give me tax relief?
When you go to the polls in November, think about me.
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