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Letter writer's words have a familiar ring

August 05, 2013

Letter writer’s words have a familiar ring

To the editor:

In response to Paul Politis’ letter to the editor in the Saturday, Aug. 3, Herald-Mail concerning the need for a national sales tax, Mr. Politis states:

“But a national sales tax would reduce the sorting and record-keeping from 9,000 to 1, and could also be a relatively painless route to a more need-based tax distribution, since the feds would then return the sales taxes to the states, or even directly to counties, based on population.

“Poorer areas, where presumably less money is spent by the citizens, would get back a proportionately larger share while wealthier areas would get back somewhat less than they paid in.”

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This sounds very much like the thoughts of the revolutionary socialist and author of The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx. “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

J.D. Dean
Hagerstown

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