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Gov. Paterson’s tax plan is the easy way out

Re “No escaping guv’s tax plan,” Dec. 17: How very thoughtful and imaginative of him. Tax everything! Gov. David Paterson has shown that in hard times you don’t need to think of ways to eliminate wasteful spending, just tax an already-taxed New Yorker. He then has the gall to make it seem like it’s a hard choice to make, when in actuality it’s probably the easiest way to deal with a state’s financial problems. Way to find creative solutions.

— Memphis Aguilar, Bayonne, N.J.

Fare hike unacceptable

The MTA has increased fares several times over the past few years and the service got worse. They recently announced their latest fare increase, and it is absolutely insane. Paying more than $100 for a monthly card? No way. I would like to propose a weeklong boycott of the system by all New Yorkers. Monopolies sometimes forget about the public’s purchasing power.

— Ricardo Ruiz, the Bronx

Caroline Kennedy is a New Yorker

Re Tom Le’s letter, “Kennedy shouldn’t get Clinton’s Senate seat,” Dec. 17: Caroline Kennedy has spent her entire adult life in NYC; Hillary parachuted in from Illinois or Arkansas and stole the seat from Nita Lowey. Go for it, Caroline!

— Jim Dillon, Long Island City

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