Letter: Many can't afford more taxation

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In reference to Alan Rossi's March 11 letter, "Stop complaining about high taxes," maybe this individual has more money than he knows what to do with or he just loves taxation. I would bet that a lot of people who live payday to payday simply cannot afford to pay more taxes. What about elderly people who are living on a fixed income? How are they to pay more without any additional income?

Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt thinks that we have a bottomless pocket. Heck, why not take the waste out of our city government? Maybe then he would not have to seek more money from a gas tax. Do we really need three people doing a job that one could handle? I say no more taxes — city, state and federal.

Tony Olson

Vancouver