Gas tax discussion on Fox Business – Click above to watch video after the jump
The discussion over raising the national gas tax has hit Fox Business. On a show called You Make It They Take It, Fox host Brian Sullivan and Infrastructurist editor Melissa Lafsky had a short but reasonable discussion about the politics and the reality of raising the gas tax in the U.S. Sullivan begins the segment by saying that a politician attempting to bring up legislation like this would immediately be "dead" politically. Lafsky agrees, but deftly creates the space to talk about the bigger picture and gets the point across that the average driver pays $335 dollars a year in car repairs, a number that would go down if we had better roads. Lafsky suggests a raise of just a few cents per gallon, which she said would cover the amount to repair the roads in the country. The discussion doesn't get into the environmental or political reasons to pay more at the pump, but for those of us who want to see gas cost a more reasonable amount that would help push everyone into cleaner, more efficient vehicles, this is one more arrow in the discussion quiver. Watch the video after the jump.