I don't like paying taxes any more than the next guy, but I also hate driving on our rapidly deteriorating roads.

I realize, however, that we can't have one without the other so why not take the most common-sense solution - raising the gas tax.

The people who use the roads (and therefore ruin them) should be the ones to pay to get them repaired, shouldn't they?

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Why is that so controversial with so many of our state legislators? This gives us all choices if we don't like those taxes - drive less, drive more economically, and drive a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

This would seem to be a win-win-win for our pocketbooks, our roads, and our environment.

Scott Lee, Trempealeau

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