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November 23, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

A gasoline tax could help reduce America’s deficit

A gas and commuter tax will help pay down our deficit.

We all know that without increased revenue, we’ll never get out of this financial mess we’re in. I propose a tax of 25 cents on a gallon of gas that is solely used to pay down our deficit. This tactic will surely help to also prevent cutbacks in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and also save jobs.

Joe Nocera, in his Wednesday column, “An economy that’s a mess,” is looking for one wealthy person to come forward and offer to pay more in taxes as part of a shared sacrifice — but this is like finding a four-leaf clover.

If I am willing to pay more, and I am by far not a wealthy man, the rich should come up with a shared sacrifice plan of their own. What do you think?

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