Sunday, March 29, 2015

Would you pay higher gas taxes for a comprehensive federal highway bill?

READER POLL

Would you pay higher gas taxes for a comprehensive federal highway bill?

Yes, infrastructure too important to allow to crumble
 
  118 (28.9%)
No, driving less already with gas at $4 a gallon
 
  141 (34.6%)
Yes, drivers won't even notice a few more pennies at pump
 
  28 (6.9%)
No, even though Congress will use funding gimmicks instead
 
  121 (29.7%)
Total votes = 408
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Federal highway bill is stuck in neutral


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