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Lower the Gas Tax

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on October 14, 2018 05:08

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A lower price on what we really need — gas.

Here we go again, jacking the price of gas out of range for the people who need it to go to work, to the hospital, to school, etc.

If gas was at a reasonable price, more people would have money to spend on food, to spend on travel, to spend time with family, and to live a normal and productive life. But it seems like every year we go through the same kind of torcher -- taxes on gas.  

There are several people who can reduce the cost of gas, but for some reason they will not do it, using the excuse that their hands are tied.  

This happened last year when the governor of a state increased the price of gas with an excuse that the money would help improve our roads.

There are items that people really don’t need, but for some reason, our politicians would not increase the tax on these items. They would do it on gas. Why?

For instance, cigarettes, liquor, and pot can be taxed more, since no one really needs either of the items. As a matter of fact, if they were taxed at a high rate, lives might be saved.

President Trump can help by putting pressures on the Middle East to reduce the price of oil. But if he increased the taxes on cigarettes, liquor, and pot, he would have problems with his core, maybe because they seem to be beer drinkers and smokers. 

California’s governor is a very bright politician, but he is human too and can make mistakes like he did last year by increasing the gas tax.

But the people today can reduce the gas tax by voting “Yes”  on Proposition 6, which would remove last year's gas tax.

He should then increase the taxes on cigarettes, liquor, and pot, which would save lives and increase the revenue for the repair of our roads, our streets, and our freeways. 

All this is wishful thinking, but maybe if you vote yes on 6, and increase taxes on cigarettes, liquor, and pot, we would have a lower price on what we really need -- GAS. 

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on October 14, 2018 05:08

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