Cumberland Times-News

April 13, 2013

Don’t subject people at all income levels to the same tax

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— Without a doubt in my mind, I am certain that if the proposed gas tax increase goes through in the State of Maryland for this Howard County citizen that I will not change my lifestyle.

If this gas tax was not such a topic of debate and I never heard about it before it passed, I would not have even noticed the price increase at the pump.  

What are a few extra hundred dollars a year more on gas to those in my salary range and above? A night out at dinner, a bottle of wine? A few extra hundred dollars doesn’t go far these days, it hardly get you out of coach on most flights.

I just took a moment and counted my blessings. Who the gas tax does affect and matter very much to are the workers of the world that hardly make more than a few dollars over minimum wage.

I just do not see how it is fair that someone with a 6-digit salary and someone with a minimum wage salary can be subject to paying the same tax increase on something we all need and use. I just feel like this is such a low blow and a horrible means to find funds.  

Beauyn Kodani

Fulton