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Fee for future infrastructure

Dear mister President Barack Obama Before the election next year, you should implement a small fee on petroleum for future infrastructure. This will create at least 3.3 million new jobs and add at least 1.4 trillion U.S Dollar to the economy annually. When the economy raises the need for transportation increases almost two times the annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). If the economy is to be self-sufficient it should be about 3 percent. The nation’s deteriorating infrastructure is placing a major drag on the economy. Since the economy and the transportation needs are so closely linked it sure makes a headache for the environment. If the U.S. severely reduces its transportation the economy will not gain traction. So the question is not, do we need transportation or not. The question is how can we make transportation more environmental friendly? The answer is to implement a small fee on petroleum that is only allowed to finance infrastructure. The tax should be so closely linked to infra…