It doesn’t seem to matter which side of the aisle a politician sits, as they just want to tax.
These morons only cut spending “symbolically,” as they then lop off other slice of muscle from the body politic.
No sooner have consumers began to enjoy the gas price reprieve after six years of HELL at the pump, these blood-sucking leeches start looking for ways to get more money out of us.
Our reward for giving Republicans the Senate is this, according to The Hill: “Momentum builds in Congress for raising the federal gas tax.”
Record-low gas prices across the U.S. have given rise to fresh talk in Washington of raising the federal gas tax for the first time in over 20 years, with leading Republicans now saying a hike must not be ruled out.
The GOP has long resisted calls from business leaders and others to boost the 18.4 cent-per-gallon tax as a way to pay for upgrades to the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges.
Yet in recent days, senior Senate Republicans have said they want to keep options open and that “nothing is off the table” when weighing the best mechanisms to pay to finance infrastructure projects.
“I just think that option is there, it’s clearly one of the options,” said Sen. Inhofe (R-Okla.), new chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the third-ranking Senate Republican, also said they were open to the possibility of raising the tax.
Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress, meanwhile, declared this week that “now is the time” for an increase.
While major obstacles stand in the way — namely the House of Representatives —business groups believe there is a real chance to raise the tax in the final two years of the Obama administration.
Their excuse? Infrastructure. Yes, we are back to ROADS AND BRIDGES!
Forget all the money we added in STIMULUS which was for ROADS AND BRIDGES. Forget that we pay ANNUALLY for ROADS AND BRIDGES. This tax and spend government wants even MORE!
The government should be cut 10 percent annually over the next 5 years, PERIOD! Let those suckers practice austerity and sacrifice!
The American people deserve lower gasoline prices. We have paid for a farce called the Department of Energy for decades, and it’s about time that “investment” paid off!