In an interview with the Detroit News, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said higher gas taxes would be good for Detroit: “This will make my Republican friends puke — as gas is going to go down here now, we ought to just slap a 50-cent or a dollar tax on a gallon of gas.”
Higher gas taxes, slowly phased in, would stabilize volatile gas prices, encourage the purchase of more fuel-efficient cars, fund critical infrastructure needs, and keep billions of American dollars from going overseas to oil companies and petrodictators.
“A 50-cent gas tax would make everyone puke. A dollar might make me puke my heart and lungs,” Glenn Beck responded. “I’ve seen your crappy new electric car. Nobody is buying it.”