Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Republican Calls For A Doubling Of The Gasoline Tax

Why? ... Well it hasn't been raised in over 20 years and in Washington, not raising a tax is just plain sinful...

(Spero News) Former Republican Sen. Ray LaHood, who also served as Secretary of Transportation in the Obama administration, is calling for an increase in the federal tax on gasoline. Congress is currently facing a deadline to fund federal highway and mass-transit construction and repair.

LaHood has said that the highway trust fund is "broke" and that the U.S. interstate highway system is "one big pothole."

In an interview with NPR on May 19, LaHood said "The gas tax in America has not been raised in 20 years. So, I don't know of anything that hasn't been raised in 20 years. And the reason Congress can't pass a multi-year transportation bill is because they haven't been able to come to grips with the idea that they need to raise the gas tax."...

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche