Americans for Tax Reform wants to

Tank the Gas Tax

Call on Congress to end any discussion of a gas tax hike and to immediately begin reforming the Highway Trust Fund.

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Americans for Tax Reform
Americans for Tax Reform Campaign leader

Before even considering increasing the gas tax, politicians should implement reforms to ensure that current gas tax revenue is spent…Read More

Politicians Claim the Highway Trust Fund is Broke, But Spend Money on Squirrel Sanctuaries and Bike Paths

Americans for Tax Reforms
 Annually, the federal government takes $39 billion from taxpayers for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and now they’re asking for even more.   Since 2008, the federal government has spent has accumulated $55 billion in debt.  The HTF must be reformed to ensure that taxpayer money is being protected and spent wisely.   Washington politicians want…Read More
Americans for Tax Reform
Americans for Tax Reform Campaign leader

Unsurprisingly, Congress doesn’t need to hike the gas tax to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). According to research from Americans for…Read More

A higher gasoline tax would throttle back economic growth
Falling gasoline prices — are they good or bad? Ask any American consumer and the answer will be a resounding “good.” Gas prices have dropped by more than a dollar in the last three months. This translates into a de facto tax cut of at least $125 billion, equivalent to 2.4 million middle-class family incomes. For the average family, the savings…Read More
Americans for Tax Reform
Americans for Tax Reform Campaign leader

68% of Americans oppose an increase in the gasoline tax to spend more for infrastructure. Gas tax hikes may be popular among lawmakers in…Read More

Gas Tax Hikes Are Not The Answer

Guest post written by Christine Harbin Hanson Ms. Hanson is national issue campaign manager at Americans for Prosperity. For most Americans across the country, the lower prices at the gas pump have had a direct positive impact on everyday living. The average price of a gallon of gasoline hovers around $2 across the country, saving the…Read More
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