This is to expand on the letter by Eric Brakey (March 3) regarding Maine Sen. John Cleveland co-sponsoring a bill to give state tax credits to buyers of electric cars.
The gasoline tax, dedicated to road construction and repair, already does not cover the actual costs. Why should the state subsidize hybrids and electrics that will use and abuse the roads as much as any other vehicle, but not pay a fair share of the dedicated tax?
According to information on the Web by Huffington Post, two states, Washington and Virginia, have voted to add an annual tax/fee to these vehicles to make up the difference.
By returning the tax-and-spend crowd to Augusta is going to go right back to dishing out money, hand over fist, and continue to break the bank.
Gary Haskell, Auburn