Gene’s Nickle: Fair Share

Friends and Family,

The latest catch-phrase that is getting misused and abused is “fair share.”  Your friendly Thesaurus lists the first definition of “fair” as: impartial and unprejudiced.  Then it lists 47 synonyms including:  aboveboard, equal, equitable, honest, impartial and unbiased.

If a citizen is gullible and listens to the reports of their local news sources from the president and leaders in congress, then they are probably convinced that “fair share” only pertains to Americans who have a considerable degree of wealth.  Somehow, the responsibility of an equitable portion of our federal tax burden does not apply to folks in the lower tax brackets.  That doesn’t seem fair!
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