TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

A tale of gas taxes

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

Regarding the item in “The Thursday wrap” about the upcoming increase in Pennsylvania's gasoline taxes: I used to live in Connecticut, which, as you know, is not a very large state. The tax on gas in Connecticut made the cost about 25 cents a gallon higher than in Massachusetts.

So, once or twice a week, I'd drive 5 miles to a gas station over the state line to fill up, along with all the other customers with Connecticut tags.

Then, some Einstein in the Connecticut revenue department said, “We're losing money because people are driving out of state to get gas. We need to make up that revenue. We need to raise the tax on gasoline.”

Brilliant.

Al Dubinsky

Squirrel Hill

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Banding helps birds
  2. Incomprehensible hatred
  3. Ignorant on marriage
  4. Clueless on law
  5. Off base on Chatham prez
  6. Extension agent remembered
  7. Good kids
  8. Worth the sacrifice
  9. Rhetoric & reality
  10. Restore royalty minimum
  11. Buffer zones needed I
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.