Re "Senate passes cuts for all but richest Americans" (Tribune, July 27):
I am so excited that House Republicans can give 98 percent of Americans a tax cut right now, but I am confused that, instead, they want to vote "no" for this bill because they can't give that same tax cut to the wealthiest.
The large majority of Americans do not want the tax cut to be extended for people making more than $250,000 a year, and they don't want the wealthiest to get more tax breaks. As billionaire Warren Buffett asks, why does he pay a tax rate of 17.4 percent while his secretary pays twice that rate?
It seems common sense to extend the tax break for the middle class right now, instead of making ordinary Americans pay to give the rich a break. Taxes are at a 30-year low.
Our representatives in the House, and voters in the fall, should make the right decision and vote for the tax break for the middle class.