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Letter to the Editor: Who Gets Something for Free?

From a Wyoming coal miner in the USA Today/Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan 24, I quote, “… something wrong in their [Democrats’] heads to think you can [have] everything for free.”

Where are most Democrats? New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Oregon, Washington (and Wisconsin). These states have the highest income, inheritance, sales and property taxes in the country, and they (Democrats) voted them in. Looking for something for free?

Republicans dominate in Wyoming, Alaska and Texas, the states with the lowest sales, income, property and inheritance taxes. They charge a tax on the exploitation of natural resources. Just who gets everything for free?

You and I pay these taxes. We also in most cases own these resources. Who is wrong headed here? I suggest it is the Republicans who exploit our resources and tax us for doing so, not the Democrats who want to get something for their tax money.

Jim Riead

Egg Harbor, Wisconsin