Re "Empty promises," editorial, April 30
Why on Earth are elected leaders proposing we suspend the federal gas tax to offset rising fuel prices? The tax of about 18.5 cents per gallon is the same today as it was when gas was $1 a gallon.
This has been for many years a reasonable way to fund vital road repairs. Has this now become an unreasonable cost for work we no longer need?
Just how would this 18.5-cent discount offset what we pay to oil companies? It sounds like another federal subsidy for the oil industry.