Yikes! They're at it again! Another plan by east-side politicians to help the wealthy at the expense of the poor. And this time the Deseret News has jumped on the bandwagon.

They call it congestion tolling, an electronic device that charges a toll for commuters driving the freeway at rush hour. And it won't be charged on all freeways, only those in certain parts of the valley will have to pay the "tax."

Sounds great on the surface, but who ends up paying the bill? Those who can least afford it, the average Joe who has no control over his commute — the guy whose boss tells him when to be at work and when he can go home.

Call me old fashioned, but it still seems like public roads should be funded by the people — all of the people.

Mark Goodman

West Valley City