When looking to increase taxes, politicians often look to things their opponents use more than they do.
Gas tax? Works if you're in New York, not in Montana.
Megan McArdle looks at some trade-offs to a gas tax.
If we're going to solve our country's problems, we will not do so by finding proposals that primarily take money from "them". Nor will we do it by each side, after a lot of yelling, grudgingly agreeing to let the other folks of the hook as long as they don't have to pay either.
I'm waiting for the tax on Arugula and other things President Obama and his friends like.