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Should the current federal and state gas taxes be abolished?

Asked by: adinadam
  • Wasted Money on other non-highway projects!!!

    The majority of the interstate highway has been completed. But most of all so much money is taken for other non-highway projects, mostly mass transit, walking trails, bike trails and other wasteful projects that are NOT part of building and maintaining highways. In the state of Texas the government will admit, if pressed hard enough, that 24% of the state taxes on fuel is taken to support the school system.

  • Yes, they should.

    The gas taxes are a large part of why prices are so high. Either these taxes should be abolished or there should be optional tax credits to people who used hybridized or electrical systems to lessen the need for petrol. People require this resources because the alternatives are too inaccessible or expensive.

  • Yes, they should.

    The gas taxes are a large part of why prices are so high. Either these taxes should be abolished or there should be optional tax credits to people who used hybridized or electrical systems to lessen the need for petrol. People require this resources because the alternatives are too inaccessible or expensive.

  • No the current set of federal and state gas taxes should not be abolished.

    State and federal taxes on the sale of motor fuels are used to fund highway construction and to provide the funds necessary to maintain the network of state and federal highways used by the traveling public and motor carriers. The elimination of gas taxes would only require that new sources of revenue be found to fund highway construction and maintenance (think toll roads!)

  • No the current set of federal and state gas taxes should not be abolished.

    State and federal taxes on the sale of motor fuels are used to fund highway construction and to provide the funds necessary to maintain the network of state and federal highways used by the traveling public and motor carriers. The elimination of gas taxes would only require that new sources of revenue be found to fund highway construction and maintenance (think toll roads!)

  • Gas taxes are beneficial to society

    Gas taxes provide governments with much-needed revenue to maintain roads and other public infrastructure. However, gas taxes also help reduce negative externalities associated with the emission of greenhouse gases and nasty pollutants in smog. The addition to gas price provided by a gas tax corrects the equilibrium price and quantity of gasoline consumed in the market for gasoline, thereby making the market efficient.

  • No, gas taxes should not be abolished

    Gas taxes help to discourage people from driving, and instead to carpool, bike, and use public transit. The gas tax helps encourage people to drive vehicles with higher miles per gallon. We desperately need the gas tax to raise money for the government to repair roads and build new infrastructure, which are things we can't take away.


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