Charges state GOP with wanting to tax and spend

To the editor:

Republicans accuse Democrats of taxing and spending, but isn’t this what Gov. Corbett and the Republicans are doing when they propose hiking the gas tax and raising fees for drivers and vehicle owners in order to repair the state’s infrastructure? Yes, but they claim that this will grow the economy and create new jobs.

With interest at such low rates, doesn’t it make more sense to borrow the funds and then repay the bank loans, not bond issues, with revenues from the new economic growth and the new jobs? Yes, and there won’t be any need for a tax hike or an increase in fees.

Will the Republicans tax and spend, or will they borrow and build?

David L. Faust