A recent article from Reuters detailing the US Chamber of Commerce backing of an increase in the gas tax and indexing it to inflation:

Business group backs higher gas tax to fix highway system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading business group on Wednesday threw its support behind the politically unpopular idea of raising the federal gasoline tax to help fund trillions of dollars in projected U.S. infrastructure needs.

“The Chamber (of Commerce) supports reasonable increases in gas taxes that are phased in and indexed to inflation,” the group’s president, Thomas Donohue, told the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation.

“From a business standpoint, if you need something that’s going to provide a good return, you have to go out and invest in it and buy it,” he said, referring to highways and other infrastructure that make it possible to produce and move goods.

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