But then afterward Buttigieg’s office clarified that, in fact, all options are not on the table:


I am here to say: Raise the damn gas tax already. We could use the money to fix our shit infrastructure for one thing; cars are more fuel-efficient than ever is another thing; we want to encourage the adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles to save the damn planet is the third thing and I guarantee you even car enthusiasts would not notice if the federal gas tax doubled tomorrow to 36.8 cents per gallon since 18.4 cents per gallon is more or less in the range of normal gas price fluctuations.

Doubling would at least catch it up with inflation and give us billions more to spend on making our infrastructure better. It may possibly fund subsidies for electric vehicles as well. And then after doubling it, please tie the tax to the consumer price index so we never have to have this conversation ever again.