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Why a hike in the gas tax is a terrible idea
Op-Ed
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The issue of road funding -- or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system -- is now a constant topic in politics and the media. A fair number of state lawmakers have therefore begun to advocate what politicians always advocate when they don’t want to make tough decisions about the budget: raising taxes, specifically the fuel tax. The lawmakers who support an increase in South Carolina’s fuel tax apparently believe the only thing keeping the state from possessing an excellent road system is a lack of funds.