Fast Focus 'How should the state finance good roads?' Change tax system

January 27, 2013 

It's time to get rid of sales taxes, excise taxes and any other of these regressive taxes that hurt the poor much more than they hurt the wealthy and institute a simple state income tax that is connected to your federal income tax but does not include some of the disgraceful loopholes available to the 1 percent.

If tax computation is too complicated for you, buy some inexpensive software, and get your grandchildren to help you. Businesses should welcome not having to collect sales tax any more.

-- MARTIN BENSKY, Richland

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