If it is such a wonderful idea to shift our tax burden to out-of-state drivers on the turnpike - whatever happened to the Golden Rule? - then place tolls on all major highways entering Charleston, including Corridor G.
This implementation may provide enough tax collections to eliminate the income tax, sales tax and some business taxes that would permit the business growth our state deserves.
While tolls were justified to fund the construction of the West Virginia Turnpike, it surely was a misappropriation of funds to use them to build and subsidize Tamarack. If our state government had been honest and used the tolls as promised, the Turnpike would be toll free now.
While I personally have "no dog in the hunt," it's time for the people of Bluefield and all points north to rise up and say, "Enough is enough."
It's time to let the people from Huntington and all points east, from Parkersburg and all points south, from Morgantown and all points south, and Williamson and all points north on U.S. 119 to share in the glory if that's the way to secure highway construction and maintenance funds.
Here's hoping Gov. Tomblin will be too smart to allow his Blue Ribbon Commission "to do him in." Wonder what they have against him?
C. Harold Smith