Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
State mayors urge Gov. Inslee to increase gas tax
Livelihoods may depend on driving
In order for me to do my job, I have to drive. I can’t see myself riding on a bus or a bike carrying ladders and other equipment. Ain’t happening.
What I do see is mayors from 40 cities trying to make it more costly for me to do my job. They’ve all signed on to a letter to our governor asking for an 8-cent-per-gallon gas-tax hike [“Washington mayors urge Olympia to consider 8-cent increase in gas tax,” seattletimes.com, Feb. 13].
Has it ever donned on anyone in elected office that some of us are already doing with less? What, they want to take more of what I have away from me? Shame on them.
--Steve Drake, Seattle