In six years, between 2008 and 2014, gasoline prices nearly doubled, and the working class and retirees had to suffer.

The cost of food increased because of those higher gasoline prices, and other costs rose, too. During that time, there was no offer of help from our representatives in Congress to bring relief from those high gasoline prices.

Now, with the prices dropping to 2007’s levels, Congress wants to raise the gasoline taxes because they need the money for road repairs, after spending billions of dollars in the past six years for roadwork. Just last year, Congress wanted to raise the minimum wage because they care for the working class, as they say during election years.

Any Maine representatives in Congress who vote for higher gasoline taxes are wrong, and the people should tell them.

Gregory Morrow