Talking Point: Money, Sacrifice, and the Uniform

October 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Oct2006, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p20
Academic Journal
The article discusses an article by lawyer, writer, actor, and economist Ben Stein in the May 7, 2006 issue of "The New York Times," entitled "You're Rich? Terrific. Now Pay Up." Stein's article discussed the underpayment of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces and the economic disparities between rich and poor people in the United States. This article presents talking points for readers to discuss, including whether Congress should address the underpayment of military men and women and raise taxes on the wealthy, how the clients of financial planners feel about sacrifices made by military employees, and what retired or active-duty military employee clients think about Stein's suggestions that the rich pay higher taxes to offset the low wages of military employees.


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