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Higher taxes on gasoline?

A 50 percent increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes is being urged by a federal commission to finance highway construction and repair until the government devises another way for motorists to pay for using public roads.

The National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission, a 15-member panel created by Congress, is the second group in a year to call for higher fuel taxes.

With motorists driving less and buying less fuel, the current 18.4 cents a gallon gas tax and 24.4 cents a gallon diesel tax fail to raise enough to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs.   More HERE

Of course we know what this means – diesel fuel will cost more, creating a rise in prices of food, clothing and everything else brought to the stores via truck.   Instead of raising taxes on already overtaxed consumers and truckers, how about the government cutting wasteful spending as a start?

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January 3, 2009 - Posted by | economy, trucking

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