I felt that this is an idea worth discussing in its own thread. Would a $6 per gallon gasoline tax, on non-commercial plated vehicles with the revenues going to pay our national debt be a bad thing? I truly believe that this is a win/win idea. It would cut down on our fuel use and greenhouse gasses would make those on the left happy. There would be additional revenue which would make the right happy. This would cause demand for alternative fuel vehicles which have failed so miserably to increase. You'd see more people wanting to purchase LPG vehicles, Electric Vehicles and Hybrids. The giant SUV's would slowly fade away as people learned that they really aren't needed. Face it, the Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator can only seat seven (eight if you opted for the center bench seat) and there are many much more efficient vehicles that can seat that many. The USA currently uses about 365 million gallons of gasoline per day. Let's do some simple math Let's say they collected the tax on 100 million gallons per day times 365 days. That equals 133.225 billion gallons in a year. That is almost $800 billion a year in additional revenues.