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Milage taxes will affect the less well-off

It will be decades or longer, if ever, that a majority will be driving hybrids or electric vehicles.

Evidently, it is unthinkable to Larry Benson that those who can afford a hybrid or electric vehicle should be punished, as he put it, if they had the burden of an extra tax based upon the miles they drive (“Responses to letter writers, columnists,” published Sept. 22). No, that punishment and extra financial burden belongs to those less well-off who can’t afford a hybrid or an electric vehicle.

It will be decades or longer, if ever, that a majority will be driving hybrids or electric vehicles so in the meantime, Mr. Benson will enjoy the benefits of traveling on those roads and highways the less wealthy funded.

Elaine Biggerstaff

Bonney Lake


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