Repairing Bridges without Raising Gas Taxes

Source: Heidi Sommer and H. Sterling Burnett, National Center For Policy Analysis, Brief Analysis, No. 597, October 18, 2007

While there are legitimate concerns about the safety of the nation’s infrastructure, increasing the federal gas tax is unnecessary and will ultimately hurt America’s poor and low-income citizens. Fortunately, Congress can better ensure the soundness of the nation’s bridges and overpasses without raising taxes, simply by shifting existing funds within the transportation budget.

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