Bush Abandons Vow, Calls for Tax Increase to Reduce Deficit

I'm real worried now that President Bush is agreeing to new taxes. Will he once again hit the middle class or poor? How about reinstating the luxury tax we had in World War II?

Taxing all pleasure boats, yachts, automobiles (over a certain amount) all jewelry, furs, homes over a certain amount, and entertainment over $10 (legitimate shows, nightclubs, etc.) would be painless.

Put another big bite on alcohol, tobacco--and hit the gun and bullet buyers so they'll reel from the impact!

This is really the only way to pull in a tremendous amount of taxes from the people who can afford it. Please consider this, Mr. President.

JOAN SIEGEL

Los Angeles

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World
58°