I read Jeffery J. Jackson's comments in the Saturday PG with interest ("It's Time for Pa. to Seriously Tighten Its Belt," June 27 letters). He makes several valid points about keeping the Pennsylvania budget within reasonable bounds by eliminating many frivolous expenses, unjustifiable since they are at the taxpayers' expense and serve to benefit isolated groups who should be paying their own way.
In addition, PG columnist Brian O'Neill's repeated suggestion about reducing the size of our overpopulated Legislature needs to be taken seriously.
Trying to extract additional tax revenues from citizens who are already stretched incredibly thin financially is not the answer.
CATHERINE S. HUBER