One more reason to support American gas taxes

2008-05-06

in Economics, Law, Politics, The environment

One reason for which cutting gasoline taxes in the United States is especially unjustifiable is that the taxes don’t go into general revenue. Rather, they go into a Highway Trust Fund that pays for road construction and maintenance. Not only would cutting gasoline taxes encoruage people to use fuel inefficiently at a time of ever-greater scarcity: it would also shift the burden of paying for roads from those who use them most heavily towards the population as a whole.

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Milan May 5, 2008 at 11:06 am

Federal Highway Trust Fund (United States)

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