November 2, 1997
Pa. Turnpike Commission should be abolished The Inquirer hit the nail on the head: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission should be abolished ("The Turnpike Takes Its Toll," Oct. 26-28). But it won't be. The greed of politicians and the ignorance and apathy of the vast majority of Pennsylvanians will keep the commission open, stealing our tolls to repay political favors. The Turnpike Commission is not the only quasi-official organization in the commonwealth stealing our money.
January 21, 1992 |
Having read your Dec. 2 editorial, "Don't Just Tinker With Taxes/Let Every Option Be Scrutinized," I must point out that 20 years of privatization proposals have failed, both because the State Liquor Stores maintain a clean and safe slate and because our present system is financially stable. Beer selling delis (recently investigated by the Philadelphia Inquirer) are "magnets of trouble near which people loiter and drink or sell drugs and strew the sidewalks with bottles and cans" (Inquirer front page, Nov. 24)