I read Mike Jackson's Oct. 3 Comment column in which he concluded that we will be a better nation for having the fortitude to raise gasoline taxes and that it is an effective tool to reduce consumption ("A tax increase on gasoline is long overdue").
It is amazing that folks will support taxes for others that don't really affect them.
I don't believe that $10-a-gallon gasoline would noticeably impact Mike Jackson's lifestyle, but it would sure affect my lifestyle.
If raising taxes is good, I suggest a 90 percent income tax rate for incomes over $200,000 a year and, even better, an annual 10 percent wealth tax on all assets over $2 million.
That would not affect my lifestyle, but it might cause Mike Jackson to make some adjustments.