Raise the Gas Tax and Use Funds for Repairs, Not Pet Projects

Filed under: Taxes, Travel, Transportation, U.S. Government

Getty Images NEW YORK -- Congress should bite the bullet and raise the gas tax to fund highway repairs and construction. It should also make sure highway taxes are used for the roads not to finance politicians' pet projects and line union pockets.The Federal Highway Trust Fund was established in 1956 with a 3-cent gasoline tax to finance the construction of the Interstate Highway System and federal contributions to other projects...

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