Inflation & Gas Prices
I'd heard that inflation- the decline in value of the U.S. Dollar- had something to do with rising gas prices. I finally found some actual numbers.
These guys say that inflation has added a bit over 56 cents to the price of a gallon of gas since 2008. As the article says, that doesn't explain it all as there's many factors that go into the price of gas. That's obvious as the price of oil has risen 150 percent since 2008 but the value of the dollar has declined only 14 percent.
Still, yet another reason to get our national finances in order.
There's some talk of replacing the current federal per- gallon tax with the driver tax. My guess is, if they go ahead with this, we'll likely end up with both.