A Group Of Engineers Are Looking To Increase California's Gas Tax

Gas Prices Continue To Rise, As Oil Steadily Climbs

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We're convinced people want us to go crazy.

At this point, people have to be TRYING to push our buttons.

Like, is it really possible that people are THIS dumb?

We spent all last year fighting for voters to vote "Yes On 6". Sadly, the proposition lost, so we're still stuck with the gas tax.

Just this year alone, we've seen gas prices rise up to four dollars and guess what? The roads still suck and aren't being fixed.

But now there's a group of engineers pushing to RISE the gas tax. We have no words.

There's literally no logic to this.

This is what they're trying to argue. Because the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given the state an overall infrastructure grade of a C minus. Advocates are arguing that it could be raised with more money from a tax hike.

In an op-ed, William F. Shughart II, a professor at Utah State University, explained how the gas tax is supposed to work.

“The more miles people drive, the more gasoline they burn, and the more tax revenue flows into the fund,” he wrote.

“Motor-fuel taxes have been looking less and less like user fees in California and elsewhere because state legislatures (and the U.S. Congress) periodically raid highway trust funds to pay for unrelated programs,” Shughart wrote.

Okay, we're glad Shughart can see how the state uses the gas tax for other things besides infrastructure. Now why would he want tax payers to pay MORE money for them to not use.

Giving the state of California more money doesn't mean they are going to do the right thing.

It's California, we know how this works.

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Listen to John and Ken's feelings on this below.

 

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