Arts, Crafts Shows Demonstrate Why Road Tax Needed

Posted: October 25, 2012 at 3:16 a.m.

There we sat, westbound on Arkansas 340, not moving. I had an epiphany. Yes, two blown-out knees did stop me from going to arts and crafts shows for the last five years. There was something else at play, too. It was this: traffic congestion. Last weekend was perfect to get back out on the arts and crafts circuit. It didn’t take much talking to convince my friend Debbie to make the trek with me.

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The writer urging the passage of the highway tax unwittingly made the case for its defeat. The letter states "Letting the people who are adding to the wear and tear support repair makes sense."

That's the exact reasoning the Democrat Gazette used in calling for the defeat of the tax: "(R)oads can be paid for with fuel taxes, which can be paid by folks who use the road. Including those passing through the state." True. We don't need a sales tax to improve roads when we already have a fuel tax for that purpose.

Posted by: RDodger

October 26, 2012 at 12:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )