Jeff Albright: Parasitic profiteers

January 12, 2014 

After reading the Jan. 6 letter “Parasitic protesters,” I understand why the writer was so upset at the parasitic protesters who demand more free stuff from hard-working taxpayers. I agree that enough is enough, but at the same time, why go after the small takers? Here in America we have real parasites that not only avoid paying their fair share of taxes but also get the taxpayers to give them welfare. They call it a subsidy.

In 2010, General Electric stashed $108 billion in offshore accounts to avoid paying U.S. tax. The tax on $108 billion would cut an awful lot of unemployment checks. The big oil companies for years made profits that were beyond obscene, and yet, year after year, they receive subsidies from the U.S. government. That is taxpayer money.

The Democrats are hard at work trying to get the rich to pay their fair share of taxes, and the Republicans are trying to stop that by not taxing the job creators and waiting for the trickle down effect.

Jeff Albright

Hillsborough

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