You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Letters | CAN WE STOP WORRYING AND LEARN TO LOVE TAXES?

Hiking taxes even more will lead us to disaster

LEON NEYFAKH suggests that if only the IRS marketed itself better, then people would feel better about the government’s annual confiscation of their earnings, and maybe even be eager to pay more taxes (“Taxes, a love story,” Ideas, April 7).

But if we follow our current path we will end up like low-growth socialist Europe, where their youth have no jobs and their governments will be unable to pay all of the promised health care and retiree benefits.

Continue reading below

Instead, we could return to our lower, flatter-tax, higher-growth-rate American roots and let our people be free to earn more and take more risk.

As one of those exhausted people who have lived a life of long nights of extra study, and longer days of hard work growing a business, I plan on leaving this state if the Legislature pushes through Governor Patrick’s latest tax increase because I know it won’t be the last. I’ll go to a state that allows me to keep more of what I have worked so hard for.

Dale Hobbs

Needham

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.