02/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"Car Talk" Guy Ray Magliozzi Favors 50-Cent National Gas Tax

This week on the Bottom Line podcast: Ray Magliozzi, on why he supports a 50-cent national gas tax: "We would want to discourage people," Ray says, "who had no good reason to drive a pick-up truck that got 11 miles per gallon just because they wanted to commute back and forth from Home Depot just to buy plants."

A little bit of "Car Talk" tax talk with Ray Magliozzi. Plus, WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti explains the pros and cons of increasing the gas tax in Massachusetts by 23 cents.

Plus, President-elect Barack Obama proposes a stimulus package as big as $800 billion. We get analysis of Obama's first speech since the election with columnist Robert J. Samuelson of Newsweek and the Washington Post.

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