Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: public transit

July
25th

TAXES: Funds needed for the common good

Re: “Regressive sales tax hurts low-income families” (letter, 7-24).

While I agree with the letter writer that sales taxes are regressive, I disagree with his view about paying taxes for services such as public transportation. Such services support the common good.

I don’t use public transportation to get to work, and I’m fortunate to have income to afford gas and the maintenance of a car. I voted for the sales tax increase for Pierce Transit because I knew that a decrease in public transportation services would impact people who rely on them, such as those with disabilities.

I will

Read more »