In a recent letter to the Richmond paper, citizen Bob Haugh of Colonial Heights tells us:
“…Governor Warner, and others who advocate increasing tax rates as incomes increase fail to understand that the majority of people who earn more are better educated and/or work in more demanding fields.”
I don’t necessarily agree with progressive tax rates, though it may be a good idea. I’m no economist. However, the idea that people who are better educated are working in more ‘demanding’ fields is simply a load of bull. Most jobs taken by highly educated people are fairly cushy when compared to blue collar jobs that require one to actually perform physical labor and expose oneself to possible physical harm.
Also, those who are educated usually have the luxury of choosing the job that they enjoy doing the most. Most others have to take what they can get.