The Gas Tax Is A Fair Tax – Raise It If You Must
Building and maintaining public infrastructure such as highways, bridges and transit we believe to be a legitimate role of government. We also believe taxing people in a manner that maintains a direct relationship between the amount of public services used by the individual and the taxes they pay, is a fair system. A gas tax, is a flat tax, the same rate applies to everyone. The more gas used and miles driven the more a person will pay. What system could be more fair?
What’s the alternative – get someone else to pay for the services you use? You’re all for tax the other guy - but not me? Is that a fair plan? As long as the politicians use the revenues generated from the gas tax strictly for roads and related transpiration infrastructure, he have no problem with a gas tax increase. Public infrastructure should be self-financing through tolls, fares, and other transportation related consumption taxes.