It is given that we need to raise the tax revenue somehow. This article fails to mention how gasoline tax or consumption tax would impact difference class of people. If you are earning only $10K a year and pay $100 a month for gasoline, the impact is 12% of whatever tax increase. And if you are earning $1M a year and paying $100 a month, the impact is less than 0.12% of whatever tax increase. If I were earning $1M, I would definitely say increase the consumption tax. Cause it has less impact on me.
If you read the article without much thought into it, you fall into the trap.