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Time for the ‘comfortable’ to help shoulder the burden of the struggling

The alarmed tone of the article “Deduction cap would hit the comfortable” (Page A1, Dec. 5) struck me as preposterous. We have been in two costly wars for the past 10 years and in an economic slump for the past four; yet “the comfortable” have borne little of the burden.

The tax increase you warn about would hardly cover one additional feature on those “base-model BMWs.” For the comfortable to carry a share of the struggle that the uncomfortable have shouldered is not only just, it may serve to better unite us to work together to strengthen the economy for all.

Allison Hausman


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