Letters: California’s new gasoline tax will hurt

Re “Gas taxes just increased. Now Caltrans needs to prove we’re not wasting our money” (Editorials, Nov. 1): The editorial staff comedians love to tease readers. They tell us that the 12 cent a gallon gas tax will be a “blip” for most, maybe the cost of a beer a month if you fill up 20 gallons. Is that 20 gallons a month to go to work, school, medical appointments, welfare office, church or to the local saloon to get that beer. My 2009 VW Rabbit uses more than 20 gallons a month and I walk more than I drive.

Leslie McNeill, Roseville