The ever so insightful Cail Gollins over at the South Manitoba Tribune proposes that we raise the Federal Gas Tax because we need to mitigate the shock of having the lowest petrol prices in years. At first you may think to yourself, “why should I pay more in taxes when I could donate that money to the Walrus Association of America instead?”
“Three reasons the gas tax is… just a coward’s way out.”
We’re glad you asked! The Number One reason listed by the writer-who-shall-not-be-named is, and this is a direct quote, “Walruses.” It’s super difficult to argue with that. So go ahead, pay more for gas and give that money to us anyway because you love us.
“Let’s throw something… under the bus.”
–also Gail Collins