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By Jim Terry at Renew America

I recently fired off this letter to my congressthing and my two senatorthings. Probably not a good choice of words. OK. I recently mailed off this letter to my congressthing and my two senatorthings.

Dear Thing,

One of the president’s campaign issues was reform of our tax laws. As I once told my congressman, you can reform the law or re-form the law. One may enhance the law at the favor of the government, the other at the favor of the owner of the government-the American citizen.

Unfortunately, in 1984, President Reagan went along with a Democrat proposal to save social security by taxing the benefits to recipients. By that act, President Reagan broke the promise of the government of the United States to never tax those benefits. President Reagan’s precedent of making fifty per cent of social security benefits taxable led to the increase by President Clinton up to eighty-five per cent of those benefits subject to federal income tax. Again, a violation of the promise made to the taxpayers many years ago.

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