Letter to the editor: Taxation With Representation $4.38 Average Homeowner 

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parsippany focusDear Editor:

If as was mentioned by both Mayor and Council President; that Parsippany Town Employees are second to none, then this must not be true in a wholesome sense. If there is dead weight then and jobs somehow need to be eliminated from the workforce through justification; why exactly these 13 jobs, because they are easy targets because they are presently not filled?

In a Town like Parsippany Money Magazine’s ideal place to live; how can an average “need” to raise taxes a mere $4.38 on the Municipal level jeopardize anyone’s financial lot? We must say it will make us $4.38 less rich, not poorer. When considering the trumped up senior citizen cry at this level of $4.38 to maintain the Towns Actual Needs and Benefits, this also does not stand scrutiny, as a Tax Free is available for retired seniors up to a little over $80,000 annual income, in addition Veterans or senior $250 deductions.

We are acting out on the wrong level at the wrong station of the tax cage. Especially for those of the 21st Century Republicans, who practice tax evasion leave the common coiffeurs to be filled by working class people in wage and sales taxes. If we add in medical, dental, rents, mortgages, food, travel its quite obvious of the loss of the common. Corporate Elites write such expenses off.

Facts
60 corporations paid $0.00 on $79 Billion in profits and received $4.3 Billion in rebates.

Wall Street Bonuses totaled $27.5 billion in 2018. 3 times the combined annual earning of all American Workers employed full-time at Federal minimum wage.

The contention of grievance cannot be sincerely or seriously being directed here for $4.38 average to keep 13 more jobs. Perhaps we can ask for more diligence in the work tasks performed; but not simply elimination of the 13 because some political assumption demands cuts; for the sake of cuts. If those whom vote to cut the jobs, then need cut their own salaries .

Real, revenue-raising corporate tax reform is what most Americans want and what our country needs. Our elected officials should stop kowtowing to the loophole lobbyists and stand up for the majority of Americans.

Sadly, these sensible proposals bear little resemblance to the “reform” ideas put forth by some members of Congress. Corporate tax legislation now being promoted by many on Capitol Hill seems fixated on the misguided notion that as a group, corporations are now either paying the perfect amount in federal income taxes or are paying too much. Many members of Congress seem intent on making changes that would make it easier and more lucrative for companies to shift taxable profits, and potentially jobs, overseas. Lawmakers should reject the push to a territorial tax system or the implementation of border adjustment, both of which would likely increase, not decrease, offshore tax avoidance.
Less “richer”by $4 dollars and change, but better.
Nick Homyak
Lake Hiawatha

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