Cato’s Jerry Taylor Debates Tyson Slocum on the Federal Gas Tax on CNBC

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Why does the federal government need 18.4 cents from every gallon of gasoline you purchase? Shouldn’t state and local governments be spending on transportation infrastructure?

During a time when people are less and less able to afford gasoline, Cato senior fellow Jerry Taylor and Public Citizen energy program director Tyson Slocum debate whether or not a gasoline tax is good for the economy, or for our fiscal habits.

Don’t miss Taylor’s 2007 Cato study, “Don’t Increase Federal Gas Taxes—Abolish Them” (

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