National Geographic : 1981 Apr
Isn'ttime to give a realtaxbreakto savers? On the average, Britons terest should be raised to save 13% of their disposable $1,000 for individuals and income.West Germans save $2,000 for joint tax returns. 15%. Japanese, 26%. But This would encourage Americans save only 5.5%! more savings, which would A major reason people in help stabilize the economy other nations save more is and bring inflation under that they are given tax incen- control. tives by their governments. What do you think? Please The U.S. actually discour- fill out the ballot, and let us ages savings, by taxing the in- know. If the ballot has already terest that is earned. been removed from this page, Isn't it time Con- A you can still vote at gress gave savers a real Th your nearby Savings tax incentive? We Q * T and Loan Association. think the annual tax- If we all speak up, free limit on savings in- Foundation Washington will listen. m"mBAmmmmm m -LL IT"" --- U--mme (( 1 lBALID I SQuestion: Should the first $1sOOO-2,O00 Sofinterestonyoursavings betax-free? I *$1,000 for individuals, $2,000 for joint tax returns. I [ Please fill out this ballot and drop in the ballot box in your nearby 'U Savings and Loan office, or mail to The Savings and Loan Foundation,I mI Y o Inc., Dept G3, P.O. Box 461, Washington, D.C. 20044 IYes No I I Name I I I I Address - " • i I I SCity State Zip I SIf we all speak up,Washington will listen. © 1981. The Savings and Loan Foundation, Inc., 1111 "E"Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.