Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor for June 18

Raising taxes won’t fix roads

Had to laugh at Wednesday’s cartoon. The clear message of the cartoon was that higher taxes equal better roads. What nonsense.

I'm an over-the-road trucker with well over a million and a half miles under my belt. I’ve driven in all 48 contiguous states, plus Alaska and several Canadian provinces.

Some of the highest-tax states have some of the worst roads I drive on.

Topping the list: Michigan, with obscenely high taxes and without question some of the worst roads I've ever been on.

Higher taxes aren't the solution, wiser spending of tax revenues is.

Gov Nikki Hailey was very wise in threatening to veto the recent tax bill because it was so loaded with pork that very few of the taxes collected would actually go into the roads.

If I have to drive on less-than-perfect roads, I find driving in a state with low taxes infinitely to be preferred.

Dale Brooks


Let county read the plan

Rock Hill leaders said the development agreement for Knowledge Park was not complete but they wanted the York County Council to sign it.

That sounds like U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi saying “You’ve got to sign it before you can read it” about Obamacare.

We know how that turned out.

Darrell Byers

Rock Hill