To the editor:
Americans learned that giving huge tax cuts to the wealthy in the 1980s and in the 2000s only increased the national debt.
Pennsylvanians learned that giving tax cuts to corporations increased their local property taxes.
Pennsylvanians also learned that the roads damaged by the heavy loads of large corporate trucks will be paid for with higher gas taxes and motorists' fees on consumers and workers, not with corporate profits.
Pennsylvania needs a graduated income tax in order to tax the wealthy more and to tax the workers less. Working class voters need to elect a new governor and do some serious house cleaning in the two legislative branches.
Otherwise, the rich will only get richer, the poor will be poorer and the middle class will continue to erode the same way it has for more than the past 30 years.
David L. Faust