Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Majority of Americans Support an Increased Gas Tax Earmarked to Reduce Oil Dependence and Global Warming
Americans are not keen for new taxes: 85% oppose a general increase in the federal gasoline tax. However, a NYT poll indicates 55 % support a gas tax increase if it reduces dependence on foreign oil and 59% favor a tax increase if it reduces gasoline consumption and global warming. Comments by those polled suggest that ear-marking the receipts would be an effective means to achieve the desired results.