The Merchant of Venice

Editor,

Mr.Christensen, 186,000 is 3 X 62,000. That number of U.S. Covid-19 deaths by Sept. 1 is quite probable unless everyone gets a whole lot smarter. And 248,000 (4 X 62,000) by Nov. 3 is quite possible.

Social Security deductions are 6.2 percent each for employee and employer, Medicare 1.45 percent each. An employee making $60,000 would pay 7.65 percent total, $4,950 per year. Self-employed pay both halves.

And you’ve inflated your $9,180 to $10,000 (lying and insulting the working...

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