Tax imports and exports to fix our highways

Published: Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 - 11:10 am

Re "California highways need big fix" (Dan Walters, Nov. 25): Businesses import and export a whopping $500 billion in goods every year in California. And how do those goods get to and from our ports? On our taxpayer- funded highways, of course. A mere 1 percent tax on those imports and exports would raise $5 billion, or nearly twice the amount being proposed by a new car tax. Let's have those who are benefitting the most financially from our highways help pay for the road improvements.

-- Powell Svendsen, Rancho Murieta

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