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Kudos to Mike Meyers for the entertaining, informative and useful anniversary piece on the federal income tax (“The income tax at 100,” April 21). He highlighted that in the last 30 years, effective tax rates for the top 1 percent of taxpayers dropped to 28.9 percent from 35.1 percent, and for the rest of the taxpayers from 22 percent to 17.4 percent. The GOP, the chambers of commerce and groups associated with the interests of the richer among us continue to talk about “an increasing tax burden.” Taxes are a critical part of our society and our democracy.
BEN KYRIAGIS, Plymouth
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