02 January 2009

Warning shot

From the Associated Press:
Motorists' habits spur call for tax increases

"Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs.

"A federal commission created by Congress to find a way to make up the growing revenue shortfall in the program that funds highway repairs and construction is talking about increasing federal gas and diesel taxes.

"A roughly 50 percent increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes is being urged by the commission until the government devises another way for motorists to pay for using public roads..."

3 Comments:

At 03 January, 2009 13:05, Blogger reub2000 said...

Maybe build less new roads if people are driving less?

 
At 03 January, 2009 13:15, Blogger Jennifer said...

That would made too much sense. Besides, if we just let all roads deteriorate to gravel, the skinny tire lobby would throw a fit.

 
At 04 January, 2009 11:00, Anonymous withrow said...

This is a good time to raise gas taxes.

 

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