The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 17, 2012

Taxpayer risk and reward

Daily Item

---- — When taxpayers provide capital for private business ventures in the form of community and economic development grants or a waiver of state, local, county and school district taxes for X number of years, shouldn't taxpayers also share in the profits that result from these commercial deals for X number of dollars or years, too?

Presently, it is a one-way street with the taxpayers infusing dollars into the private sector, but getting the short end of the stick in return, and this needs to stop. When taxpayers share the risk, they should also share in the reward.

David L. Faust,