To the Gov. Pataki-led Republican assault on welfare recipients and others receiving benefits from social programs:
Why not go after the numerous, high-income professionals who have access to every tax loophole imaginable and have them pay their entire fair share of taxes?
Forcing those of means to honor their responsibility to society would be just as helpful in lessening the state's fiscal problems, if not more so, as attacking those individuals relying on government assistance.
JOSEPH C. CIANCIOSI