Raise the Gas Tax

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Author(s) N. Gregory Mankiw
Source The Wall Street Journal
Date October 20, 2006
URL http://select.nytimes.com/2006/09/27/opinion/27friedman.html?hp
Quotes-start.png "With the midterm election around the corner, here's a wacky idea you won't often hear from our elected leaders: We should raise the tax on gasoline. Not quickly, but substantially. I would like to see Congress increase the gas tax by $1 per gallon, phased in gradually by 10 cents per year over the next decade." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position The US should have a high gasoline tax on the topic United States gasoline tax.