Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Newspaper: Rendell gas tax hike is 'obscene'

With Pennsylvania residents struggling to put food on the table, a plan floated by Gov. Ed Rendell to raise the state gas tax to pay for transportation repairs is "obscene," says the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

From an editorial in the newspaper:

In a week in which the economy nearly failed from more stresses than at any time since perhaps the Great Depression, what trial balloon does Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell float?

A gasoline tax increase, raising a levy that's already among the highest in the nation.

What's wrong with this guy? What kind of signal does this send to an already overtaxed populace shaken by the Wall Street mess?

Read the full editorial at the newspaper's Web site.

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