Transportation groups want to increase gas tax
By ADAM SNIDER | 10/31/11 10:23 PM EDT
For the first time in two decades, major transportation groups have banded together and made a request that, in other circumstances, would be considered crazy — “Tax us … NOW.”
But the answer from Congress and the White House has been a resounding “No!”
It’s a fact of Washington: Politicians need cover before voting for most anything controversial, especially a tax increase. But even that is not always enough, much to the chagrin of advocates of a large hike in transportation infrastructure funding supported by a gas tax increase.
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