If There Is No Gasoline Where Will The Money For The Bridges Come From?
August 5, 2008 8:27am CST
What was the argument against lowering or doing away with the federal gasoline tax, bridges will collapse. The federal government makes almost as much money off of a gallon of gas than does ExxonMobile, ConocoPhillips, and DutchShell put together (24 billion vs. 12, 9, and 8 billion). We are told that the federal government cannot do without that money, and actually they need more. Some have proposed a ten cent increase, because the roads cannot do without. If we factor in state and local taxes, government make a lot than any of the oil company of off the sell of gasoline. So my question is, what would happen if some politician got there way and did away with gasoline, where would the money for our roads come from? It sounds a whole lot like the cigarette tax, government need people to keep smoking to pay for all the programs that are attached to the cigarette taxes.
• United States
5 Aug 08
I dont know where the money to fix bridges will come from. I think the states are going to have to come up with the money somehow. This is what the war In Iraq has done to our infrastructure. The government has so much debt racked up now that it is really ridiculous. I think it is really obscene that we dont have money for the things we really need in this country.
5 Aug 08
Most people need cars to drive to work or for shopping. Even those who cannot afford a car for one reason or another, wish they had one -oh except those in New York City - but I bet when they go on holidays outside the city they wish that they had taken driving lessons and owned a car. So a car is essential. If they did away with gasoline, they would have to find another way to do it, but what? I can see the only way left is to increase the federal tax. I do not know if your food is tax free, but I can see eliminating that, and that would really hurt most people.