I very much agree with everything College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell said in his recent column — until the last paragraph. He states, “I believe we can make these necessary improvements in our roads and education without great financial sacrifice.”

I would like him to explain where an extra $43 billion is going to come from, and that is only for roads. Education, I am sure, could easily reach into the hundreds of millions, if not billions.

That sounds like the politician McConnell talking, not the educator. Never tell people that it is going to hurt to do the right thing.

Education and roads must be taken care of. It is going to take a lot of money to do it. Someone has to pay for it. Either taxes must be raised or government programs must be cut. Since the Republicans control the state, I know which it will be.

Neal Gittleman

Park West Boulevard

Mount Pleasant