Atrios makes the case:
I don't doubt that people will rage and scream if there's a small uptick in the state gas tax, but the truth is if no one told them about it they wouldn't even notice. An 8 cent increase is well within normal weekly fluctuations or price variations between stations.
It is a regressive tax to some degree, but the regressivity is offset somewhat by the fact that lots of poor people don't actually drive. Improving my local public transit system would be a great help to poor people.
The Inquirer likes the idea, too. Thoughts?