it isn't irrelevant it shows that high gas prices hurt the economy.Not that it matters, it's irrelevant to my argument.
What you don't understand is that when you raise the gas price everyone pays for it not just the guy driving.So your argument is the money isn't needed? That the government has the funds to pay for road repairs but is increasing gas taxes just because they want more tax revenues? You might be right. I have no idea. But again it isn't what I'm arguing. What I'm saying is simply that the people who use the roads and who derive benefit from them should pay for them. That's all. If that means higher gas prices well that's just the cost of driving. Why should some guy who doesn't own a car subsidize you?
bus tickets go up. the price of food goes up everything that requires transportation from point A to point B goes up. why? because shippers that ship the stuff charge more money to offset the fuel prices.
they are not just going to sit there and take the loss. so even the person that doesn't drive has to pay the cost of the increased price in gas.