Politics Group Supports 40-Cent Gas Tax Increase
posted by January 15 at 13:39 PMon
Man the barricades! An organization did a two-year study and found that a 40-cent increase in federal gas taxes would improve traffic safety, reduce congestion, and promote greenhouse-gas-reducing alternatives to driving.
They also suggested more tolls, more “congestion pricing’ measures, and higher fees for freight.
The name of this insidious group of social engineers? The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, created by Congress in 2005.
Under the proposal to raise gas taxes, the current tax of 18.4 cents per gallon would be increased by 5 cents to 8 cents annually for five years and then indexed to inflation afterward to help fix the infrastructure, expand public transit and highways as well as broaden railway and rural access.
Other sources of revenue could come from tolls, peak-hour “congestion pricing” on highways, freight fees and ticket taxes for passenger rail improvements, according to the report.
They’re supported, by the way, by other well-known anti-American organizations such as the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.