Letters to the Editor

Letter: Emissions tax

I have two older pickups that require emissions tax this year. Both are driven less than 1,000 miles per year. I have to drive 25 miles to the nearest taxing station, lose an hour of my life, buy three gallons of gas, and both vehicles passed anyway. Meanwhile, the rich residents with new cars can drive as far as they like and not pay the tax. This regressive tax only applies to people who can’t afford new cars. The combination of my tax, my travel costs and the extra fuel used is $100 for less than 2,000 miles of travel. That equates to 5 cents per mile. Maybe I could afford a more fuel efficient car if the tax wasn’t so high.

Dave Szplett, Kuna