Well, the real question is why on earth Otto decided 6:05 was the time I needed to get out of bed on my day off, but I'll move to weightier matters.
Here is what I have been thinking/wondering. Gas prices are obviously insanely low (dipping below $1.80 here in Seattle). And at the same time governments are having huge budget shortfalls. So, let's mix and match here, add some emergency taxes to gas and pay for the shortfalls. Let's see $.20 per gallon to the city of Seattle, $.20 per gallon to King County, $.30 per gallon to the state of Washington. Gas would be $2.50 per gallon, still what we consumers would consider extra cheap, it would be better for the environment, and lots of extra money to the government.
Perfect idea, huh?