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Why not just send in everything you’ve got?

To the editor:

I’m writing in response to Charles Parrish’s Thursday letter to the editor. Finally, somebody gets it.

According to Mr. Parrish, all we have to do is send $37.50 extra each month to the state to solve the shortfall. The state would then have some cash left over.

I say let’s ramp it up. The cities, counties and the federal government are all hurting. So let’s send $37.50 each month to the city and the county that we live in. With the state’s share, why, that’s only $112.50 extra each month.

The federal government’s shortfall is so large, why don’t we double the $37.50 to $75 extra each month? With 300 million people doing this, why, our deficit will be zeroed out in no time at all.

Of course, there’s some extra programs that we really, really need. We’ll just add another $37.50.

Wow, that’s only $225 extra each month.

Oh, wait, that’s in addition to the city, county, state and federal taxes we pay each month. But heck, they all really, really need it. As long as I have enough money to buy food. Of course, I won’t be able to generate tax revenue by making other purchases, but hey, as long as the government can survive and grow.

What Mr. Parrish suggested was tried last year by our elected officials in Carson City. It’s called raising your taxes. As you can see, it worked really, really well.

Forrest A. Henry

LAS VEGAS

Where did it go?

To the editor:

If there is one city and county in this country that should be flush with money and not even looking at a budget shortfall, it is Las Vegas and Clark County. For at least the past 20 years we have been the biggest booming area in the entire country, generating tremendous growth and tax revenue. My question is: Where is all the money?

TIM HICKS

LAS VEGAS

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