R2dad Posted: 6/11/2009 9:30pm PDT A 10% increase is a joke, and will do little to resolve this problem. I am opposed to further increases, since state and federal governing bodies regularly raid these funds to pay for "other" items. However, if there must be a tax increase, make it temporary (5 yrs), make it transparent, and make it big enough to get people to drive MUCH more efficient vehicles. Go whole hog or not at all. If a big gas tax is explained as a process to marginalize the middle east and their impact on our country, foreign policy-wise, we can bite the bullet. This will do much less damage to our economy than cap-and-trade or a VAT.