Some officials in El Paso, Texas, want to jack up the utilities tax on natural gas to expand the city budget, but the local newspaper said it’s time to say no. The logic of the El Paso Times is one that should be adopted for taxes in general:
No to a buck here and a buck there … oh, and just a buck over there, too. … “A buck here, a buck there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.” We all see our taxes adding up to real money. Out-of-control taxes, fees and rates need to stop.