"I want slaves to be counted as population so can we have more representatives in the court. But I don't want them to be counted for taxes. That way we can have more representation than the Northern States and still get off the hook with for taxes."
To make it fair for both sides, 3/5 of slaves would be counted as population and taxes.
"I want slaves to be counted as taxes since we don't have many slaves up her in the North. I don't want the slaves counted as population because it will give the Southern States more power in congress and we won't be over powered by the South."