Let me see: Our economy is mostly recovered from the recession of 2007; most well-off Americans have benefited extremely well from the recovery; corporations have plenty of cash on the books; and the stock market keeps posting record highs.
With all this good news, it seems the federal tax system, while overly complex, is more benign than hostile to the social needs of the 90 percent. We must accept taxation and a tax system that proportionally shares the burden based on ability to contribute. But it now seems that Congress and the president are being purely political with their tax bills.
Go slow, tweak the problem areas and look for simplicity. Remember that government spending is a large and integral part of our GNP. The wealthy can afford their taxes and afford ways to shelter wealth; there is no need for granting them tax reductions.
Marlet Smith, Kennewick