11:15 AM EST, February 27, 2012
We have more roads and more cars since the gas tax was last raised 20 years ago when cars were getting 15 to 20 miles per gallon but now are getting 30 to 40.
Thus, more cars, more roads, and only half the tax coming in. And what revenue is coming in is worth less than what the same 23 cents was worth 20 years ago because of inflation.
Although it's popular to be against taxes, an educated public understands that we need government to provide for the common good. And that includes good roads. If you don't like paying the extra 20 cents, then ease-off of your lead foot. A simple 1 mile per gallon improvement to a 20 mpg car will save you the same 20 cents per gallon!
Do the math. Raise the tax because we need the roads.
Bob Bruninga, Glen Burnie
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