It is a well-known fact that the powerful and the wealthy have,

throughout history, taken advantage of the poor and weak. Their ability

to control the political world uses this clout to perpetuate their

wealth and/or greed.

I must be the only person in Kansas who has the grit to stand up and

say to our elected officials that all I care about is a tax policy that

treats everyone fair and equitable. No one individual or business

should be treated unfairly or less equal than another.

Regardless of economic development, everyone pays the same. No

breaks because of who you know, no breaks because of what side of the

aisle you sit on, no breaks for the person or business that contributes

to your campaign. No tax breaks for the highly profitable energy

companies, the military industrial complex, offshore corporations and

certainly no tax breaks for those who ship our jobs overseas.

I am sick and tired of the likes of GE paying less in taxes than I

do. I am certainly sick and tired of a Republican majority that is

trying to hold this government up. You just cannot expect those of us

who make up the middle class to shoulder the tax burden of this

country.

Please Mr. Senator, Mr. Representative and, of course, Mr. Governor, wake up.

LON WARTMAN,

Garden City