By now just about everybody agrees the streets of Pendleton are worn 
out and breaking apart. The cause of such wear and tear is obviously
 due to the vehicles we all drive on these streets day after day.

Over the 
past 30 years the size and weight of our cars and trucks have 
increased substantially, which has hastened the street damage. The most
 direct way to pay for street repair is to tax the vehicles that create the
 problem. A gasoline tax is equitable, as the heaviest vehicles that do the
 most street damage also use the most gasoline, so they will pay a little
 more at the pump. But a fuel tax on all vehicles means everybody chips 
in.

No one likes taxes, but let’s face it, folks, we created the problem, so 
it’s up to us to pay for its solution.

Terry Templeman

Pendleton

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