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OPINION

Readers talk Electoral College, Michigan roads

Michigan isn’t broken

Re: State Rep. Harold Haugh’s Nov. 25 column, “Michigan doesn’t need Electoral College reform,” I wholeheartedly agree. There’s an old adage: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The present winner-take-all system works just fine, and the winner of the state’s presidential election should be awarded all the electoral votes and the runner-up should get nothing. Leave well enough alone.

Thomas A. Wilson Jr., Detroit

How to fix the roads?

The only “fair tax increase” would be to increase the sales tax. That way, everyone would have to share in the expense. Not everyone who operates a motor vehicle in Michigan actually pays for their own gas. Elected officials from the governor on down have state/county/city vehicles at their disposal which are gassed up at our expense. That leaves the rest of us who have no “company car” to shoulder the burden, as always. With a sales tax increase, the burden would be shared fairly.

Jerome Ciesinski,

Warren