Greater Greater Washington

Report a Comment

The problem with have the gas tax a % of the price is that then revenues rise and fall with the price of gas, and not according to transportation needs. When the price goes down, driving increases, which means that roads will need more maintenance but there will be less money. Moreover an increase in the oil price stresses on the economy, as we all know from 2008. The concordant tax increases further stresses on the economy -- more people out of work.

Given the current economic climate the chance that Congress would pass such a law is nil. For good reason: it is bad policy.

by goldfish on Sep 7, 2011 4:14 pm • linkreport

Does this comment violate Greater Greater Washington's comment policy? If so, you can report it using this form and an editor will take a look.

What is the major reason you believe the comment violates the policy?
Comment is spam.
Comment attacks other individuals personally.
Comment criticizes the level of knowledge of another commenter or contributor.
Comment discourages others from posting their ideas.
Commenter is impersonating someone else.
Comment uses profanity or abusive language.
Comment advocates violent acts or harm to another.
Comment was posted in multiple areas of the site.
Comment is arguing about the comment policy.
Other:

Your name:
Your email:

Administrator pagespam
Support Us