Tax on oil profits could pay for road repairs
Editor, the Advocate:
Here's a unique thought: With county roads crumbling from the oil production going on, how about those who are benefiting from this oil production - i.e., the oil companies as well as the land owners/royalty owners - contributing their fair share to the rebuilding of these roads? While I'm all for using part of the Rainy Day Fund for the rebuilding (after all, we all use the roads), I believe a new tax could be assessed against profits to the oil companies and royalty owners just to pay for the rebuilding of what they are damaging.
Barbara Mickan, Victoria