Gas tax needs to be looked at ‘hard, heavy’

Dear Editor, I read in the paper and heard on the local news here in Alabama that Gov. Kay Ivey is going to ask for a 10-cents-per-gallon increase. If this really needed to fix our infrastructure, what has happened to the last increase in taxes on our fuel? Every time we need something, up goes […]

Dear Editor,

I read in the paper and heard on the local news here in Alabama that Gov. Kay Ivey is going to ask for a 10-cents-per-gallon increase. If this really needed to fix our infrastructure, what has happened to the last increase in taxes on our fuel?

Every time we need something, up goes the taxes. It’s time our state government learned to manage the budget and if it doesn’t have enough money, cut back somewhere. Someone is getting rich on our tax money or an awful amount is being wasted.

It’s not to hard to figure out where the waste is. Rep. Ed Oliver had a statement in The Outlook that the state should four lane Highway 22 all the way to Interstate 65. Do the majority of the people in this area want to travel by four lane to I-65? I don’t think so but the representatives will get together and before you know it, the citizens will be stuck again.

There are a lot of other things that’s wrong that affect our wonderful state, but raising gas taxes is just another way to burden our hard working people here in Alabama. This needs to be looked at hard and heavy and ask yourselves (state representatives) just what was the last gas tax wasted on.

If the state representatives can’t do any better, resign and let someone else give it a good ole common sense approach.

William DuBose

Alexander City