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Cheap gas, crumbling infrastructure spark fuel tax talk

Gas prices are dropping all over the country. Will state lawmakers take the opportunity to raise gasoline taxes?
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Dec 2, 2014, 8:08 am
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Gasoline taxes are a more palatable way to fund infrastructure than an income tax or even a sales tax, because, in theory, those using that infrastructure the heaviest are paying more of the load.

However, the problem with taxes in general, is that, quite often, politicians redirect funds earmarked for one purpose to another.  If gasoline taxes were actually used for their designated purpose, most taxpayers, no matter what their political stripes, would have no problem with an increase.

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