To the Editor:
On March 23, after a short visit to the Great Smokey National Park in Tennessee, I returned home.
As I was leaving Sevierville, Tenn., I stopped and filled up my car with gas and paid $3.28 per gallon. That evening, I stopped at Costco in Lake in the Hills and refilled my car for $3.84 per gallon.
I started thinking, why in the world does gas cost 56 cents per gallon more here in Illinois. I know some people will say it is the tax. If it is the tax, what am I getting for this extra tax I am paying that the people in Tennessee don’t have? Their expressways are free; we have toll roads.
One thing I did notice. Their roadways are clean and they use inmates to clean their roadways. We use highly paid state union workers, and if you drive from Route 53 to Route 47 on the toll road, it looks like a pig pen. Garbage all over.
So what am I getting for this extra money that I am being robbed of?