Thank you for having the courage to take on this brand of demagoguery ("The rich deserve a tax break, too," Editorials, Mar. 8). I'm not against paying my fair share (whatever that is), but I'm really tired of being painted the villain simply because I've enjoyed some measure of success in life.

The liberal-vs.-conservative tax argument is fundamentally about the steepness of the progressivity curve. If voices like yours lead to an honest debate on that point, it will be progress.

Kenneth J. Artingstall

Glendale, Calif.

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