New legislation would intervene in the credit card market to help businesses like Target and Walmart, who don't like the fees they have to pay to accept credit card payments.
Delayed payments will increase, and companies will respond by raising interest rates—or denying low-income applicants outright.
Living without government services isn't necessarily cheaper or easier, but it sure beats putting up with municipal bureaucracies.
Road maintenance and construction don't suddenly become free because gas hits $5 a gallon.
A federal gasoline tax holiday would undermine the user fee system for funding highways and could worsen inflation.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' proposed gas tax holiday and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's fare-free bus plan will both require taxpayers to subsidize infrastructure they don't use.
Republicans and Democrats Endorse Concept, but Gloss Over Details, of Funding Infrastructure With User Fees
A federal mileage-based user fee is still years away, and there's very little political support for a federal gas tax hike.
Trump, Dems, Business Want a Gas Tax Increase. The President's Economic Advisers Suggest a Better Idea.
Mileage-based user fees would charge drivers for how much road they use, not how much fuel they burn.