Take issue with numbers presented by writer

In his letter to the editor “Michigan GOP shows again it will ruin state,” appearing in the Alpena News dated Feb. 6, George Perry of Hubbard Lake stated that an increase of two percent in the salts tax rate would result in an increase of $4,400 on the sale of 30K automobile. At six percent the tax would be $1,800 resulting in the $31,800 sale price of the automobile just as he reported. However, at eight percent, the tax would be $2,400 resulting in a sale price of $32,400 exactly $2,000 less than his example reports.

I only take issue with this because of the dampening effect an extra $2,000 might have on potential automobile buyers.

Clifford Malenfant