Hey, Donald and I Agree!

Yes, the President and I totally agree on this. This is a first for me. I pick and choose what I like and don't like about our lawmakers proposals, an admittedly selfish trait. But for me to agree wholeheartedly, well, that is scary. It's all about raising the federal gasoline tax from it's current 18+/cents per gallon. And the President says we should raise it to fund infrastructure. Read the article. The money would be used exclusively for roads and infrastructure. IF they can keep their greedy hands off it for other pet projects, good. I'm all in. I'll even go a step further: Make it a miles-based tax. We are experimenting with that here in Oregon. Make the tax you pay contingent on the number of miles you drive on our roads every year. Through GPS technology we can pretty much determine where we go -- whether state, local, or federal roads -- and then allocate the money accordingly. And lastly, let's not call it a tax. Let's call it what it really is: a User Fee. If you don't want to pay so much, don't use the roads. Think of it as pay-as-you-go. It'll be incentive for people to use public transportation if it better suits them. There's a lot to talk about here, and, as usual, the President didn't give much in the way of detail. But I'm game to discuss it some more. 


Mark Mason

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