No money for roads but plenty for manicures, lattes and TVs? – The Mercury Newsadmin
No money for roads but
plenty for lattes, TVs, etc.?
Re: “Poll: Roadwork projects endangered by repeal” Page A1, June 25):
My husband and I are semi-retired and have lived at the same address in Richmond for 30+ years.
Our street was repaved last week for the first time in all those years. If the gas tax made this possible, we are very happy we voted for it and would vote for it again.
We cannot believe people don’t want to pay for road maintenance (and fire and police protection and schools), but will gladly pay for manicures, lattes, designer clothes, fancy cars, cable, big screen TVs and all sorts of electronic devices.
Money for the “common good” has to come from somewhere and it doesn’t grow on trees. We’re old enough and wise enough to know that.