Merlo quotes Mencken

To the Editor,

‘Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods’.(HLMencken)

Mr Mencken was right, but don’t expect our Democrat politicians to admit it. If elected, they will in fact steal from the wealthy in order to buy more votes, but they’ll call it ‘taxation’,’transfer payment’, and ‘redistribution’. Democrats see income inequality as America’s malady of the moment, and are hatching another utopian scheme to resolve it. Sens. Sanders, Warren, Booker, etal make extravagant promises and will need heavier taxes on everyone, including lesser earners, to fulfill them. If you vote Democrat, the IRS will visit you soon.

Richard Merlo

Elkin