Concerning Gov. Ed Rendell's proposal of a 0.5 percentage point income tax rise:
Does Mr. Rendell see what happened to California? Are we doomed to follow its footsteps? Just a small increase of tax here, there and everywhere.
People are struggling to make ends meet because of the lagging economy and he wants a temporary 0.5 percent increase in personal income tax. When did anything that was a temporary tax ever stay temporary? Why can't they just adjust their spending the way we have to do when we don't have the money to do otherwise.
And people of Pennsylvania -- do not complain about his actions -- remember, you voted for him even though he wasn't any different during his first term.