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Readers Respond

Gas tax must have restrictions

With regard to Maryland's gas tax or any sales tax increase devoted to the same purpose, we don't trust Gov.Martin O'Malley, his successor or subsequent successors ("O'Malley looks at sales tax increase for roads," April 4).

The transportation fund has been raided in the past, and we have no guarantees that it will not be raided in the future. If more revenue is needed to maintain our transportation infrastructure, I think most people would have no real problem with an increase in gas taxes — if the money raised was used for only transportation.

Give us an ironclad guarantee and then ask us for more revenue.

Roger Engel, Phoenix

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