The idea that users should pay for improvements to roads and bridges is appealing. Many people favor an increase in the gasoline tax rather than a three-quarter-cent sales tax over 10 years to finance needed improvements.
They say the gasoline tax is a users’ tax. Actually, a sales tax also could be referred to as a users’ tax. Most people who shop, pay a sales tax, operate a motor vehicle and use roads and bridges. The opponents say a sales tax hike would hit the people most in need of relief because of their economic status in life. This slight sales tax increase would not be imposed on food and drug items that are purchased.
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