Letter to the Editor: Lamb Represents 'New Voice'
Writer supports candidate's proposals to control state spending.
To the Editor:
Gas is now $4 per gallon. There is no end in sight on how much we are going to be paying. If we have a cold winter, gas could easily reach $5 per gallon. This is absolutely the wrong time to raise the gas tax. Drivers cannot afford any more.
Unfortunately, our state representative, Carolyn Dykema, who voted to raise our sales tax 25 percent and voted to double tax alcohol, (and) supports raising the gas tax. Also, she likes toll increases and has opposed legislation requiring that all toll increases be implemented by only a vote of the Legislature.
On the other hand, Marty Lamb is opposed to raising the gas tax. He knows that our state doesn’t have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem. Lamb has several proposals to control state spending. He would not support sending our tax dollars to bail out Lawrence, like Ms. Dykema did.
This election I am supporting the candidate with the backbone to stand up to the Speaker. The Speaker is refusing to rule out tax increases and has not helped the small business community. We need a new leader who will stand up for us at the State House. That’s why I am proudly casting my vote for Marty Lamb.
It is time for a new voice. I’m voting for Marty Lamb for representative.