Letter: Time for a gas tax hike

Graphic by Lori Deaton

The North Carolina legislature should enact a temporary gas tax hike of 30 cents per gallon or more while the price of gas is low. This is needed now to make up for revenue shortfalls due to business closures and lower consumer demand. Income tax revenue is also down.

It would have the added bonus of helping out our air and climate, too.

— Kurt Schroeder


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6 thoughts on “Letter: Time for a gas tax hike

    • bsummers

      Then get ready for every highway in the state to have a toll booth plopped in front of it, and half that toll money leave the country into the pockets of the foreign-owned companies that dominate privatized road-building.

      • James

        Oh well if you are going to argue with facts and logic then there’s no point…..

  1. steve

    Just as everything is opening back up, nothing like kicking people while they are down.

  2. Jim

    Yeah, we can certainly trust politicians to make a tax increase “temporary”… end/sarc

  3. Stan Hawkins

    This suggestion reminds me of how a US Military leader in the field of battle during WW2 responded to a German field commander requesting the Americans to surrender. This may have been during an invasion of the Ardennes Forest / Battle of Bulge which was (taxing – see on point) to the soldiers. The American commander responded simply: “NUTS”

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