For years, since the middle 1970s, the government has been telling us to conserve gas (remember the 55 mph speed limits). They have hounded us to get rid of our gas-guzzlers and buy more fuel-efficient cars.
Almost 40 years later, we are finally to the point where miles per gallon is one of the most important things we look for in a new car.
So what is big government thinking of doing now to reward us? Adding 12 cents a gallon tax on all gasoline, because they are not taking in enough money at the current tax level to pay for all the roadwork that needs to be done.
Do you think they would reduce some of the pork barrel items to come up with the funds? No, just another tax for the working person to pay. I would not be surprised to see welfare recipients getting gas vouchers to ease their plight. But nothing for us middle class tax-paying people.
- Edward Soltys, Whiting