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FIRMS SHOULD SHARE TAX BURDEN

SHARE FIRMS SHOULD SHARE TAX BURDEN

Robert W. English (Forum, May 30) suggests that I reread my economic tests and include one by Ludwig von Mises so I could become enlightened on corporate taxes. I didn't, but I did consider the result if corporations did not pay taxes.

If corporations are allowed to avoid taxes because consumers pay them when they buy their products, would it not be just as logical for the employees of corporations to avoid taxes because the consumer also pays their wages? Can we go even further and say the consumer pays for all wages, materials, profits, expenses and taxes for all of America; therefore, no one or no thing should be required to pay taxes?We are aware of two facts of life in our complex world of today. First, no nation can exist without a government; second, no government can exist without some form of financing. Therefore it becomes illogical to suggest that we can have a society that pays no taxes or excludes a large section from paying taxes.

Everyone in our society, including corporations, utilize many forms of government services, which makes it imperative for all, including corporations, to pay their share of taxes. It's like the old worn-out phrase, "There is no free lunch."

Gerald Durtschi

Bountiful