MacIver News Minute: DOT Secretary Says Gas Tax Hike Still On The Table


July 30, 2019

Ronald Reagan famously compared government to a big baby: an insatiable appetite at one end, and no sense of responsibility at the other. The ink is barely dry on the latest state budget, and DOT secretary Craig Thompson is already hungry for more. Raising the gas tax remains very much on the table, he recently said, despite an influx of new money into his bloated agency. It’s a reminder to taxpayers that government’s hunger for your money never ends.

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