In response to a Sept. 26 letter: I respect the letter writer's attitude that she would "take a job if I could find one for an 82-year-old woman."
She stated that she paid $159 in federal income tax last year. If her choice of Barack Obama is re-elected, I wonder if she will be happier paying more in tax. I am assuming her tax is based on dividends/capital gains. Surely she is aware Obama has made it clear he wants to raise those rates.
I take offense that the letter writer would bring Mitt Romney's father into question in the letter. The statement that he "owned American Motors" is blatantly untrue. George Romney was elected chairman of American Motors after the untimely passing, from pneumonia, of George Mason, who had served as chairman of the company.
While serving as chairman of American Motors, George Romney increased the company stock from $7 to $90 a share while pushing through a then novel profit-sharing plan for his workers. Perhaps, if Mitt Romney is anything like his father, the letter writer can pay more in federal income tax in the future because our economy will grow and dividends/capital gains will increase substantially.