According to the American Petroleum Institute's January 2011 statistics, Missouri is ranked 45th in the nation in gas taxes. Apparently, the state only collects 35.7 cents per gallon in tax, which is well under the national average of 48.1 cents.
Clearly, the government must take drastic steps to raise these taxes to bring Missouri closer to the national average or, nay, ABOVE AVERAGE rates of taking from citizens.
Or does that silly argument only apply to cigarettes?
(Link to the API stats seen on Ricochet.)