In the current stimulus package, there is a lot of concern with helping people who have purchased homes they could not afford. However, no one seems to consider that our states have built highways and bridges that they cannot maintain properly with their current gasoline tax. But woe to the politician who proposes to raise the gasoline tax to a level necessary to properly maintain our roads and bridges, much less build new highways and bridges.
Who’s to blame? Why us, of course, the taxpayers. Now we find our state governors complaining that the bailout package is insufficient to repair our roads and bridges. Are we, as states, behaving any differently from homeowners who purchased homes they could not afford?
Paul L. Redfearn Jr.