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Letter to the Editor: Do not tax it

— To the editor:

So the city of The Dalles is going to increase the gas tax from 3 cents to 6 cents per galon to fix our streets.

The fact that higher taxes and increasing rates have often brought less revenue than before is simply ignored.

If you want to decrease consumption or use of products or services, tax them.

Many people are driving less or buying vehicles that use less fuel. It figures, doesn’t it?

“Government’s view of the economy can be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” — Ronald Reagan

Is there any other way to fund street repairs or to fund other things in the city other than increasing taxes and rates on the beleaguered masses?

To stimulate the economy, you do not tax it.

Jerry Meligan

The Dalles

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