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Perspective - September 28, 2007

Streetwise

Asked at the Business Showcase at the Blackhawk Museum

Do you like where your taxes are going?

Yes and No. It depends on the community. When it comes to the school system, I hear parents complain that children don't have enough decent books. Their books are falling apart. In Danville, where I teach, they are well taken care of.

Stephanie Lauck

educator and performer for the comedy show "Wigged Out"

Not at the federal level. I don't support the atrocious war that's going on right now. It's an atrocity. The issue has to be long term healthcare and the education system.

Brian McMahon

strategic equity and liability consultant

I think the tax system is an incredible disincentive at times. You can't protect yourself from getting more impacted as you increase your earnings. There needs to be a balance.

Mike McKean

registered financial planner; Wheelchair Foundation volunteer

No. Because it should be going to the schools. There are more schools out there that need more money, that need more attention. I think the taxes are going to the war and putting more money to weapons and all of our military.

Mario Anderson

circulation account executive

Personally, no. Because I feel that people with money have better tax benefits than people who have to work to earn their money. They have all of these shelters, these trusts. The average person pays the most amount of taxes and gets the least amount of benefits.

Rebecca Carvin

mortgage broker

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