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Fuel tax increase

| Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

This is my letter to our state representatives and senators in Harrisburg: Elections are coming up, and every time a voter fills his gas tank, he will be reminded of the gasoline tax increase you recently enacted.

You will be voted out. Raising taxes in the middle of a recession shows you are totally out of touch with the average Pennsylvanian. This increase is nothing to you because you get compensated for your car and gas — paid by us!

There is plenty of money for roads if you spend road taxes on roads, not on your pet projects such as bicycle trails through the woods, museums, playgrounds, petting zoos and all the other little scams you think up to buy votes. What about merging the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, that bastion of patronage do-nothings, into PennDOT?

The next time you vote, reject the tax increases. Take our side for once.

Tom McCarey

Berwyn, Chester County

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