Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 2:02 a.m.
Regarding the sequester: I wonder at what point members of Congress start thinking about the people they represent. It’s not right to even debate cutting vital government programs.
It is beyond me how we can have trouble choosing between cuts in education and health services versus cutting tax breaks for the rich. Right now, the richest 1 percent get more than $270,000 in tax breaks a year, receiving larger tax breaks than middle-class families when they have a home mortgage, contribute to a 401(k) or pay property taxes.
Dozens of corporations have paid no federal income taxes for the past four years, evading $80 billion in taxes that could have helped support vital social programs.
Closing loopholes and ending tax breaks for the richest 2 percent of Americans and big corporations can raise over $1 trillion in 10 years. I think the solution is simple.