Letter: Mark Mann, Sterling

Editor: Ocean’s Eleven was an iconic heist film about the con of the century. The booty was $150 million. That’ll buy 70 multi-million-dollar luxury estates, each with a couple of new Land Rovers parked in the driveway. The $5.3 trillion COVID stimulus dollars that the Washington overseers have exacted from us over the past two years would fund 35,333 Ocean Eleven heists. Those big numbers are still difficult to comprehend. Let’s look at it another way. 

Last year, 30 million U.S. households paid taxes and about 100 million households paid nothing. For those footing the bill for the new American welfare state, their household paid a whopping $176,700. Add to that their regular federal, state, and local taxes.

Washington power brokers now want another $3.5 trillion in 2022. Let’s run the math. Assuming we still see “help wanted” signs everywhere, and unloaded cargo ships off our coasts, those paying households will see a 2022 bill for $117,000 plus all the regular stuff. 

The 30 million who paid taxes last year have already been scammed for nearly $200,000. Imagine them taking another hundred grand. That’s almost $300,000. That would clean out most folks. Just like Oceans Eleven, Americans were cleaned out in broad daylight. They didn’t know what hit them. We’ll all be in big trouble when we actually realize what happened.

We are the only cops working this crime. Should Congress be able to do this and just walk away? It’s time to tell our “representatives” that they’ve been busted. Say “NO” to their ongoing spending spree.

Mark Mann, Sterling

3 thoughts on “Letter: Mark Mann, Sterling

  • 2021-10-22 at 8:58 am

    You don’t understand… per Dementia Joe (D) and the far Left “America Last” crew, all this spending “costs zero dollars.”

    Heck, that senile loon now gets visibly flustered if anyone even dares inquire about specifics.

    The (D)s have lost grip with reality. It’s time to send all of them packing. Back to the world where WE currently live.
    The one with bare shelves.
    With real inflation that we all can feel, each and every day.
    The world where they screamed about defunding the Police, but now pretend violent crime isn’t an actual problem.

    Americans deserve better.

  • 2021-10-23 at 8:15 am

    I support Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. I’m optimistic a scaled-back version will be approved by Congress. We need to rebuild America’s economy. And do it in a way that’s fair to women, minorities & the environment. Covid has been devastating. But Mr. Biden is doing his best to get America back on its feet. I don’t buy into the writer’s doom & gloom. (I’m able to purchase what I want. The shelves aren’t empty when I go shopping.) There’s nothing wrong with asking the very wealthy to pay their fair share. Some of them have been taking advantage of unfair tax loopholes. Yes, I’m concerned about Mr. Biden’s gaffes. But he’s surrounded himself with the “best and the brightest.” I have no regrets about voting for him. The alternative would have been much, much worse. Please vote Loudoun!

  • 2021-10-23 at 10:10 pm

    Remind me where was this fiscal conservatism when GOP/Trump administration was giving Tax Cuts to the rich and the Corporations?

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