It must be time for a change

The Sun News (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Laws are nor­mally cre­ated to have in­di­vid­u­als fol­low a path for con­form­ity, equal­ity or fu­ture progress among oth­ers. Let's re­view our SC rep­re­sen­ta­tives progress to fix our roads. Keep our road fees the same? Tax on gas, two cents a year, but let's spend a lot of money on ad­min­is­tra­tion and tax re­bates on the two cents, in­stead of our roads.

Wait a minute, elec­tric and hy­brid ve­hi­cles are try­ing to use less gas and pol­lu­tants, thereby cheat­ing SC of their gas tax, so we'll cre­ate an ad­di­tional tax as­sess­ment just for them. I pur­chased a hy­brid in 2006 and re­ceived a $150 tax in­cen­tive, be­cause SC be­lieves in fuel ef­fi­ciency and less air pol­lu­tion, and that is what we told the car man­u­fac­tur­ers to come to SC.

Fast for­ward to 2018, and we're lucky that car man­u­fac­tur­ers are al­ready here, be­cause not one of them is look­ing to pro­duce gas guz­zlers to fund SC roads. Our SC rep­re­sen­ta­tives must have de­men­tia to ex­plain their be­hav­ior, but it must be time for a change.

– Stu Rovin, Mur­rells In­let

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