Letters to the Editor

Don’t hike the gas tax

Thanks, in part, to the Republican effort to have more oil produced here in the states and the Arab determination to bankrupt our fracking abilities, gas prices have gone down to a degree that I never thought possible.

Now I hear Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi talk about this being a good time to raise the taxes on fuel, and there is support for this notion from both Democrats and Republicans. But to them I say, Enough. Enough talk of taking the only relief the middle class has seen that makes a real difference both mentally as well as financially.

They should leave us be and get to work on issues such as the war on Muslim extremism, fair taxation, the economy, race relations and illegal immigration. They have plenty to work on before finding a way to attack the working class once again.

Frank Lujan, Miami