With everything that's going on in the news about Iraq and the shaky situation over there, lots of people are worried about gas prices going up in the near future. What you wouldn't expect is that some of that extra cost might come from the U.S.
According to an article on Yahoo! News, a pair of Senators proposed a "bipartisan plan on Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes". The increase is planned as 6 cents now and 6 cents later, and other taxes are supposed to be lowered to balance it out.
Call me cynical if you want, but if they're going to lower something else to balance it back out, what's the point of raising fuel taxes in the first place? What good would it do?
Anyway, here's the link to the original story if you want to check it out.
And here's a link that you'll want to save to your browser for later.