October 21, 2013
NO MORE FREE RIDE:
Chamber of Commerce: Raise gas tax to fix roads (Jennifer Liberto, October 21, 2013, CNNMoney)
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 21, 2013 8:10 PM
The U.S. should raise federal gas taxes to help fix roads and bridges, according to an influential business group in Washington."Twenty years. It's been 20 years since we had an increase in the federal fuel tax. What kind of car were you driving 20 years ago?" asked Thomas Donohue, president of the Chamber of Commerce, at a breakfast Monday morning sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.Donohue said Congress should consider increasing the federal gas tax to pay for major infrastructure needs.