That being the case, this proposed solution to our other transportation problem will only make it worse:
Higher Sales Tax on Gas to be Proposed in Va.Look, solving Northern Virginia's problems by worsening those we face here in Southwest Virginia is not acceptable. And someone needs to send that message to Richmond. But who?
RICHMOND, Va. -- A bipartisan group of senior state senators from Virginia plans to introduce a bill that would count on a sales tax on fuel to fund the building and upkeep of roads.
The new proposal, to be unveiled in the Senate Finance Committee, calls for drivers to pay a 5 percent sales tax on top of Virginia's gas tax of 17.5 cents per gallon, according to The Washington Post, which is quoting unnamed committee sources.
The concept would raise roughly $600 million annually. (link)
Where are Roscoe Reynolds and Phil Puckett? Where are the cries of outrage and condemnation? Where is our political leadership?