I am writing to reinforce comments in your editorial about the fairness of asking "a poor Shamokin coal miner" for financial assistance for Chadds Ford. Not only is it unfair, it violates the principle of no taxation without representation because the poor coal miner has no say in how his taxes will be spent, nor will he derive any benefit therefrom. If I am not mistaken, we once fought a war over this issue.We hear that we are only repatriating our own tax dollars, but the coal miner would likely disagree. Conservatives decry a progressive tax system that punishes success. To support one that punishes hard working, low-income groups is unconscionable.

Paul Linsen

Chadds Ford Township

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