“A lot of people in the Chamber get a little squishy because a lot of people on [Capital] Hill don’t like anything that sounds like a tax,” Donohue said. “It’s not a tax, it’s a user fee. And if you don’t want to ride on the roads you don’t have to pay for it.”

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January 10, 2013

The nation’s top business advocate said Thursday it was time for the federal government to “quit fooling around” with funding the transportation trust that fuels many state and local infrastructure projects and called for an increase in the gas tax.

“You don’t need a lot,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said during a press conference that followed his annual State of American Business Address. “You do a little bit a year for a couple years and it’ll make a big difference.”…