As the Burj Dubai Skyscraper climbs to once unfathomable heights, my boss likes to say it's the perfect symbol of our country's inability to tax gas appropriately. Here's a great article that describes why artificially low gas prices - yes, even at $4 a gallon - actually take money out of our pockets and send them abroad: "At $4, Everybody Gets Rational". And the killer quote: "Goldman Sachs is predicting we will be paying $6 by next year. Why have the extra $2 (above the current $4) go abroad? Have it go to the U.S. Treasury as a gasoline tax and be recycled back into lower payroll taxes."
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