2012-09-14 / Letters

Who’s Really Dirty?

Dear Editor,

There was a letter to the Editor in the August 24 edition from a “professional” who I believe is trained to look carefully, weigh the evidence before him and take other factors into account before making judgment.

As to ascribing only dirty politics to Democrats – what is the birther innuendo? It keeps popping up at intervals even in jest by Mitt Romney himself.

Is it dirty politics to ask a presidential candidate to show more than two years of tax returns? Why is he afraid? I believe he has paid every dollar in taxes he is legally required to pay. But the problem is when citizens who are working have to pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes than individuals whose income is derived mostly in dividends. The lowest percentage given by Romney is 13% - is it dirty politics to demand to know his highest percentage? Or why Romney’s only received two-years’ worth of taxes?

As far as inferring that Obama is a dirty politician because he came out of Chicago doesn’t hold up. Harry S. Truman came out of the most corrupt political system in the country during his time. No one can say he was corrupted by association. One should not make a sweeping generality of unfairness to any person, even a politician.

I write this to say that voters must look at both angles and take the time to separate the bull from the facts. And really think about what the presidential election means to one’s self and the country as a whole.

HARVEY RUDNICK

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