SEE HERE It isn't enough that we have huge gasoline taxes to fund highways. The government just spends and spends and wastes and wastes and looks for new ways to extract money from us so they can waste still more. All layers of government are currently spending almost 50 cents out of every dollar of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. I remember one wag saying "The only good thing about government is that we don't get as much as we pay for." Well if it keeps going up we'll soon be paupers.