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The editorial states that with gas prices falling over 40 percent in recent months, now is the perfect time to raise the gas tax. The federal gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon has not been increased since 1993, which has severely impacted the Highway Trust Fund’s ability to fully fund transportation programs without general fund transfers. An increase in the gas tax would hardly be noticeable to most Americans, especially since the cost of gasoline has fallen so dramatically.