After reading another anti-taxation rant from Jon Coupal (“Blue state lawmakers make taxpayers blue,” The Tax Man, Nov. 6), I decided to look up the voting record of one of the legislators he named as “heroes” whose “lights are burning bright” in the state Capitol. This hero voted not to raise the minimum wage, not to use labor laws to protect domestic workers, not to limit rifles’ firing capacity, and not to expand the list of crimes that disqualify people from owning firearms.

What if Jesus and Hitler returned to Earth, and the former voted for a tax increase to pay for more loaves of bread for the poor while the latter vetoed a tax on the wealthiest 1 percent of his population? We know which person would be Mr. Coupal’s hero.


Paul Bergman

Santa Monica

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