Several weeks ago, a letter writer proposed that instead of raising the gas tax to pay for repairs to roads and bridges, we should end the flat $300 sales tax on automobiles and tax cars at 6 percent.
Wow, I thought: What a simple solution to a major tax problem facing the governor and the General Assembly. However, there’s a but: Members of the General Assembly aren’t used to having simple solutions to major problems. Then too, there’s the Automobile Dealers Association. That could be a hard sell, especially if there are any close ties between any members of the Legislature and the automobile dealers.
Daniel F. Smith