Backers of US gasoline tax hike find scant support

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By Gelu Sulugiuc NEW YORK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - With gasoline prices close to inflation-adjusted records not seen since the 1980s, the last thing Americans want to hear is that they should be paying more. But some newspaper columnists and even auto industry executives are calling just for that: an increase in the federal gasoline tax. Faced with virtually no support in Congress or from the public, they nevertheless say a tax hike closer to levels seen in Europe is needed to shift the ...

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