It’s amazing what someone can learn from reading a good newspaper.

In Sunday’s editions, in the Capitol Buzz section, I read two articles back-to-back which were enlightening. The first article said that Louisiana residents who made under $60,000 a year had the eighth-lowest tax burden in America. That’s totally contrary to what the current Republican-majority state Legislature would have us believe.

The next article stated that Louisiana ranked fifth-worst in America in Interstate highway spending. There could be a correlation. I have heard in my lifetime that in life you get what you pay for.

ALEX CHAPMAN

lawyer

Ville Platte