So the State of California is concerned about the loss of taxes as a result of holdbacks from several oil companies at their filling stations. True as this might be, may I cite just one day's tax evasions in my routine day around Los Angeles.
On the way to work I stopped for a doughnut at a coffee shop and the cash register recorded zero on my check. At lunch the sandwich shop operator worked from an open drawer and recorded not one sale while I was there.
So what else is new?
ROBERT A. MARTIN