January 2

Evan Macbeth [letters, Dec. 31] made a magnanimous gesture by calling upon Congress and the Virginia General Assembly to require him to pay higher taxes, in part to pay for additional social services. This would be all well and good, but Mr. Macbeth’s pronouns were inexact: He used “I” and “me” throughout his letter when, in effect, he meant “we” and “us.”

Unless Mr. Macbeth truly intends for the powers that be to draft a bill titled “The Taxing of Evan Macbeth,” I suggest that he put his money where his mouth is by writing checks to the Commonwealth of Virginia or the federal government. I, meanwhile, will continue to make my own contributions to charities, and we shall both be happy that he no longer has to write letters that disguise my wallet as his.

Jordan G. Gama, Falls Church