To the Editor:
Let’s see, we have all conserved on our driving and gas use and the state now has to raise the gas tax. Otherwise our roads will crumble and bridges will collapse.
What the heck will happen when we all get 45 miles to the gallon or drive electric cars? Less tax collected means less money for our elected folks to spend.
I believe a similar argument is made for jacking up the cigarette tax every time there is a budget shortfall. Of course they want everyone to quit the evil smoking habit.
One wonders where our elected folk’s jaws might be if just half the people stopped smoking and the revenue slowed to a trickle.
I’ve decided to ease the state’s woes. I intend to leave my big truck idling every chance I get, even in my driveway and I intend to take up smoking, for the children of course.
Paul Marseglia, Dresden