Dear Editor,

As a small business owner and a firm believer in capitalism, I wish to complain in the strongest possible to terms to the so-called “middle-class income tax cut.” Our 2018 federal taxes have literally doubled, which means we significantly underpaid our estimated taxes. Now, we have to take a considerable amount of money out of the local economy and send it to Washington. There’s a very simple solution to reducing our total income tax by moving our business from Missouri to a state, like Florida, with no state income taxes. Can anyone explain to us how this will help the State of Missouri, in general, and Maryville, in particular?

–– Christopher M. Riley

Maryville