Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

More on Fleming’s Remarks

Dear Editor

Tea party congressional Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is upset over the president's plan to raise taxes on millionaires.

He owns Subway stores and others, and made more than $6 million dollars last year, but the president is crushing this job creator because, as he says, "Since my net income — and again, that's the individual rate that I told you about — the amount that I have to reinvest in my business and feed my family is more like $600,000 of that $6.3 million.

And so by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over to invest in new locations, upgrade my locations, buy more equipment."

How many forklift drivers, retail cashiers, teachers, fire fighters or policeman are left with $400,000 in one year to make do with? How many tea partiers are?

Mr. Fleming also receives a $174,000 annual congressional salary, health care benefits and other compensation, paid for by our tax dollars ... and he is a "tea party" candidate?

A real tea partier would reject the salary and the benefits they receive when elected to office, since we, the people, are taxed enough already, right?

Christopher Holroyd

North Carolina






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