A New Infrastructure Plan that Doesn’t Raise the Gas Tax
In June, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) introduced a new bill aimed at funding infrastructure projects in America’s poorest communities without raising any taxes. The plan, which funds infrastructure investment by selling off distressed government assets, could provide a pathway forward for a larger infrastructure package that would cost taxpayers nothing.
This bill represents an alternative approach to inefficient infrastructure schemes that raise revenue by increasing taxation, most of which involve raising the harmful gas tax. Instead of a tax hike on Americans paying at the pump, the GAIIN Act manages to stay out of taxpayers’ pockets while actually diminishing government waste and debt. Read the article