http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25751775 So lets get this straight. We are told our high consumption pace of oil needs to drop, and with the high prices of oil today we do so. Now our government is crying that we aren't using enough gasoline to help pay for the road construction projects they feel we need therefore they are looking into raising the federal gas tax? Why is it when the government faces a shortfall in money they can't make do with less, and instead force us to work with less money in our pockets? The democrats want us to be government paid slaves, and the republicans refuse to grow in a spine in facing the crisis of a federal budget out of control. Its depressing that we are have to deal with ignorance, stupidity, and no real solutions coming from the very people we elected to help solve these issues. Our government reps need to get this through their thick skulls that if they empower the people to solve their problems they will do so. Empowering the government even more through more useless regulation or out of control spending does nothing to fix our problems today or in the future.