Thursday, May 15, 2014

VMT? Just Increase The Damn Gas Tax

Oregon Adopts Program To Allow Guz Guzzler Drivers To Lower Their Gas Taxes
Exactly.  What Atrios says.
"One day a vehicle mileage tax might be a necessary replacement for a gas tax, but we are nowhere near that day. Just increase the damn gas tax."

Why does it always have to be some Rube Goldberg approach to policy in this country?  A higher gas tax will fund transit and transportation projects in the short term, and encourage greater fuel efficiency in the long term, and the collection mechanism is already in place.

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