I know in this current financial crisis the last thing we need to do is increase taxes for anyone. But, with the low prices of gasoline I think it wouldn't be that awful of an idea. In the next few months I am planning to talk to one of the congressman of my state to talk about a possibly higher gas tax. However, my plan isn't to spike gasoline up 50 cents per gallon but more like maybe an additional 5 cents. So put it this way, in America everyday we use 390 million gallons of gasoline(sorry for the 2007 figure), and lets say that gas is at 1.50 a gallon. If we were to add an additional 5 cents the government would make 19.5 million dollars a day, and in a year 7,117,500,000. So what I'm also proposing is we use this money to fund future developements in alternative energy and transportation(especially Tesla :biggrin. What do you think? I would love any ideas or input that anyone has on the situation.