Fuel tax is fairest

Posted Friday, Jan. 18, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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If increased revenue is needed to build and maintain roads and highways, an increase in the gasoline tax is the only logical and fair way to accomplish that goal. But all revenue collected from such a tax increase must go entirely to roads and not be diverted to other pet projects.

A fuel tax is the fairest of taxes because it is truly a user tax. The more you use the roads, the more you pay.

If you can limit your travel by using rapid transit, by combining your trips or by ride-sharing, you'll pay less.

If it is decided that a fuel tax increase is necessary, the tax on diesel fuel should be much greater. Heavy rigs do much more road damage than cars.

-- Larry McGuire, Crowley

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