States should raise the tax on gas, at least according to the New York Times. The recent fall in gas prices is a great opportunity for the government to gain enough money to repair the bridges and roads that have fallen in disrepair. Several states have already raised the taxes on gas and the bridges are getting repaired. These states include Iowa and Michigan. However states like New Jersey who haven't raised the taxes have bridges in shambles throughout the state.(Editorial Board, nytimes).
States should not raise the tax on gas. According to Watch Dog it is ridiculous that some republicans to advocate raising the gas tax. (Caruso,WatchDog). We have flat wages as of now and people will not be able to afford the tax. The government does not need the tax anyway because it will just go to side projects instead of the bridges and roads that need repair. The government can just end the side projects if they need money.
The government should not raise taxes on it's citizens. The people buying gas are those who need it to get around and buy things. If you tax gas then it decreases money and transportation decreasing business efficiency. When you don't have the money to buy stuff you will walk making businesses that aren't close to residential areas lose business. The government can find it's money elseware.