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Letter to the Editor: Council’s Tax is Regressive

A letter to the editor of Good Times

Twin Lakes State Beach in Santa Cruz. PHOTO: TARMO HANNULA

Re: “Tax Cut” (GT, 6/30): Regressive taxes place more burden on low-income earners. Since they are flat taxes, they take a higher percentage of income on the poor, rather than on high-income earners. The top 1% of earners pay just 5.4% of their salary in sales tax, while the lowest bracket pays 10.9% So it is no wonder that our bought-and-paid-for City Council (except for Sandy Brown) are making this gift for “their” town’s makeover. They can’t be that ignorant of basic economics, can they?

Gail Williamson
Santa Cruz

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