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VFW applauds help
from NMB businesses
On behalf of VFW North Myrtle Beach Post 10804, we would like to thank the Walmart at Gator Hole Plaza in North Myrtle Beach for providing hot coffee at our Veterans Day service on Nov. 11. It was a generous and thoughtful addition to the day.
Gator Hole Walmart is very supportive of our post. They also allow us to distribute poppies the two weekends before Memorial Day and before Veterans Day each year in front of their store., providing the opportunity to interact with the public and help explain the VFW and what it stands for. The donations made to us by the public at these times make it possible for our VFW to assist local veterans who may be in need.
Companies like Walmart help us to fulfill the VFW motto: “No one does more for veterans.”
The writer is commander of VFW Post 10804..
Better ways exist
to fund road repairs
After reading the article that addressed increasing the gas tax to pay for road improvements, I felt it necessary to point out that there are better ways of funding road improvements, which do not impact everyone.
When is the last time the sales tax on the purchase of motor vehicles, motor homes and boats has been increased from a maximum of $300? It has been that way for decades. The article mentioned unsafe roadways. We deal with unsafe cars on the road every day, since South Carolina does not require inspections, which could also be a means of additional funding for roads. Require mopeds to be registered since they use the roads as well. There are many avenues available that should be explored. Not a gas tax.
Carolina Shores, N.C.
‘Reasonable’ gas tax
could go long way
This is in reference to the Nov. 16 article on a possible gas tax in 2015.
I applaud any effort to improve our roads, bridges, etc .,and if a gas tax is what is needed to ensure they are improved, I’m all for it.
I am, however, not for a massive tax hike. If a “penny on a buck” has proven successful in the past why not do it again? If “five cents on a buck” goes even further, then go for it. I’m not looking at a 25 cent increase but something reasonable. And ultimately if the entire tax goes to upgrading our roads, bridges, etc. then I definitely am for it.
SCDOT says it needs $42 billion over the next 30 years to address our 41,500 miles of roads. How else, where else, to get the funding? A gas tax is probably the best way, again as long as 100 percent of the rate hike is completely used for our roads.