Congress is finding increasingly absurd ways to avoid raising the gas tax

Here's a familiar story: Congress periodically runs out of money to pay for all the roads and highways and bridges it wants to fund. Historically, this money has mainly come from the federal gas tax. But the gas tax hasn't been raised in years and has since been eroded by inflation.

Sounds like an easy problem to solve, right? Just raise the gas tax! Have drivers pay for roads! Except... Congress doesn't want to do that. Too controversial. So they keep coming up with absurdly byzantine...

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