Editor,

With the recent passing of the COVID-19 stimulus bill in Congress, it begs the question ... to those who oppose socialism in any form whatsoever, will those same individuals who may qualify for the government check, return it?

Al Comolli

Millbrae

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(5) comments

Dirk van Ulden

Hey Al, the government is just giving us the money back that they owed us. You have it backwards. It is our money, not theirs!

Terence Y

Pretty much everyone in the history of the US has opposed socialism. Maybe you can submit another letter to convince all the socialists to tax themselves at a 50% flat tax rate, along with a 25% VAT. And all Democrats to stop taking tax deductions and pay the tax based upon their income, since they're fans of big government. I'll be happy to hold their tax payments in escrow, for a management fee, of course.

Jorg

Terence: Y? Where on flat Earth do you have that "50% flat tax rate" from?

Christopher Conway

Al- I will always oppose socialism. In regards to the check and returning it, I won't be getting a check in the first place as I am one of those who pay an enormous amount in taxes and don't qualify due to my income. Nice try, but you didn't think your argument through all the way now did you?

Frank-DC

As you say, nice try, but unless you don't use roads, bridges, and other infrastructure, or rely on police and fire protection, then you rely on socialism to live in harmony with your fellow humans. Thank you for paying your taxes. I also pay a goodly amount and am grateful for the socialist benefits doing so brings me.

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