One more reason to support American gas taxes


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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