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Beware of tax protesters 

Arroyo Grande

 No-tax groups are not against all taxes; only those for services they don’t like—those that help others than themselves.

 Frankly, I don’t like my taxes paying for our troops being killed and maimed in useless wars that can’t be won. I don’t like supporting churches with my taxes, I don’t like supporting large airports I will never use, and air traffic systems I don’t need. I don’t like supporting small airports from which I will never fly; and social and veterans’ groups I will never join. I don’t like wasting my taxes for studies on so-called human-caused global warming.

 I don’t like paying for the high pensions of government workers and their double- and triple-dipping. I don’t like paying for incarceration of marijuana users, growers, and sellers; prostitutes and johns; and many other things.

 But I am for the American dream: my taxes helping the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to be free, the homeless, and the tempest-tossed. That is what the no-tax groups are really against and their opposition is racism at its worst, cloaked in sheep’s clothing. No matter how disguised, it is mean, it is ugly, it is divisive, and it is
un-American.

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