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Don’t track drivers

It is interesting to hear Gov. Inslee’s reaction to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. He is quite outraged and vocal in his condemnation, saying it goes against American values.

I’d like to remind him that he’s launched an effort to track all residents of this state in their personal vehicles to implement a new tax. I submit that where we go and how far we travel is none of his business. We pay very high gas taxes already, and my rights to privacy “trump” his desire to punish or extort money from me because I drive “too much.”

We in rural East Washington will be heavily impacted, as jobs, goods and services are far distant for many. Better a tax on those wealthy enough to afford cutting edge technology in their vehicles.

Norman Gale