Gas and Taxes

That’s what he said. Running the figures, your estimate is actually quite close. The average household pays $99.70 per month for electricity. (Excel spreadsheet) Since the US government is making about $40 billion per year on gas taxes and there are about 115 million households in the US, each household is paying about $348 per year in gas taxes, or $29 per month. So it would be a 30% increase. That’s not insubstantial, but not three times, no.

Wouldn’t stopping cars at the border, and turning them back, be considered an illegal restriction on interstate commerce, something which can only be controlled by the federal government? Stopping firearms would not be.

in what sense do you think a car being driven across a border is ‘interstate commerce?’ you’re stil free to enter the state, just not in that car.