Thursday, May 8, 2008

1 cent Arizona sales tax proposal

Governor Janet Napolitano calls for an increase of 1 cent in the State sales tax

This is her idea to fund transit improvements. She and most all political incumbents either state or federal refuse to take the proper course of action. Raising the gas tax on the state and federal levels would accomplish three things. The higher cost would force auto manufacturers to find ways to increase mileage, would fund the transportation system by the users and help slow down global warming. I realize that this would be unpopular especially now with the cost so high. I have always believed that the beneficiaries of a service should be the ones to pay. If I had had my way we would have started gradually raising the gas tax 30 years ago to levels comparable with Europe. Had we done so we would not be in crisis mode as we now find ourselves.

Jack B. Walters
3961 N. Hillwood Circle
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 722-2958
May 8, 2008

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