Democrats Nix Gas Tax Holiday– Offer Gas Tax Hike Instead
Worst. Congress. Ever.
So is this part of the secret Pelosi plan to bring down gas prices?
Evidently $4.50 for a gallon of gas is not enough. Democrats want to tax gas another dime per gallon.
FOX News reported:
The political vision of a summer gas tax holiday died a quick death in Congress, losing to a view that federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel — far from dropping — will have to go up if they go anywhere.
Despite calls from the
presidential campaign trail for a Memorial Day-to-Labor Day tax freeze, lawmakers quickly concluded — with a prod from the construction industry — that having $9 billion less to spend on highways could create a pre-election specter of thousands of lost jobs.
Now, lawmakers quietly are talking about raising fuel taxes by a dime from the current 18.4 cents a gallon on gasoline and 24.3 cents on diesel fuel.