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Rich benefit also

January 16, 2013 Letters to the Editor

The United States is more than $16 trillion in debt, but is making more millionaires every day.

The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is what the nation produces. The government taxes people’s earnings to pay for government operations.

What government doesn’t pay for with tax revenue it borrows.

New millionaires are being made because government borrowing permits well-to-do people to pay lower taxes.

Meanwhile, current tax rates permit those who already are rich to get even richer.

Government borrowing ends up being welfare for the rich, just as it is for the poor.