Today, as I left the Hazel Dell Safeway store, I was asked by a man at a table in front to sign a petition. He stated it was an initiative to eliminate the gas tax and stop “them” from instituting an income tax. I declined and explained that his petition is erroneous as our Constitution expressly forbids an income tax. He insisted that “they” are planning to change the Constitution. I told him that is not true and he became quite belligerent. I hope others will recognize this as a bogus claim and refuse to sign the petition. I saw more petitioners at the Fred Meyer on Columbia House Boulevard yesterday.