The federal government collects mega-fines all in the name of harm done to the taxpayer, environment, etc. These fines are not budgeted revenue.
I believe these fines should be earmarked for national infrastructure. I am far from a proponent of earmarks, but this idea is an exception.
Put the money where it will do the most good for the most people. Forget the general fund, and forget higher gas taxes.
Joseph O. Paoletti