I thank Mr. Jeff Minick for his letter “Blood From a Stone: Observations of a Serf” (Correspondence) in the January issue, on the burden of personal taxes and the sorts of things these onerous obligations fund.  I do sympathize and empathize with his words.  If I were as articulate as he, I would have written something very much like this.

        —David T. Crowley
Prattville, AL