To the Editor:
Rich Fasanelli (Nov. 16) appears to want lower taxes; I do, too — a lot lower. However, he misses the points of why taxes are so high and how they can be lowered. He wants to retain certain federal loopholes that personally benefit him such as the deduction for state income taxes. This is a perfect example of a special-interest loophole that benefits some people at the expense of others. This loophole compels citizens in states like South Dakota, Texas, and Florida to pay higher federal taxes on the same amount of income just because they had the good sense to elect officials who would not force them to pay a state income tax.