"The Assessor's Office does drive-bys of property and then unilaterally keyboards a huge tax increase, crushing people who cannot afford it or fight it. The Governor should be leading the fight to cap tax increases at 10 percent."
Regarding Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's 2011 veto of a bill that would have raised fees charged by the Division of Motor Vehicles, reader Jeff Krauklis wrote, "I moved to West Virginia in 1967. The big issues were roads and jobs.
"In the past 45 years West Virginia has made important advances," he said. "One thing that really impressed me is that roads were no longer an issue. Until Gov. Tomblin vetoed the road fees.
"I'm sure you live in a city. Come to Clay County and you will see what happens when there is no money for roads.
"Taxes pay for stuff."
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You know you're old if you remember when the U.S. Postal Service quit delivering mail twice a day. That happened in 1950.
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If your business is among the 23,000 enterprises in West Virginia selected by the U.S. Census Bureau to participate in the 2012 Economic Census, here's a reminder that the forms are due Tuesday.
Reach George Hohmann at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.