Low taxes for wealthy have not created jobs

The people of the United States were once again held hostage by the politicians in Washington, narrowly avoiding a “fiscal cliff.” The GOP doesn’t want higher taxes on the wealthy, claiming that they are the ones creating jobs. Then how could unemployment figures be so high? CEOs of major corporations are making more money than ever, yet doing their best to pay the least amount of taxes. The average worker has seen stagnant wages for the last decade. It would seem logical to me that if the rich CEOs would pay their workers a living wage, the economy would thrive and the tax base would increase, helping all Americans.

Kenneth C. Pitman