https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png 0 0 Steve Poftak https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Steve Poftak2009-03-06 12:13:052012-11-29 22:50:52Not terribly helpful to the 19, 25, and 29 cent gas tax supporters
Not terribly helpful to the 19, 25, and 29 cent gas tax supporters
Obama Administration Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood opines on a recent federal commission’s call to raise the federal gas tax by 10 cents:
With the economy the way it is right now, trying to propose a 10-cent a gallon increase in the gasoline tax is not going to fly anywhere in America, including Washington, D.C…Ten cents a gallon increase is not modest, it’s impossible…We are in one of the worst economies we’ve been in since 1982. I was a staffer on Capitol Hill in 1982 and I know how bad it was because I was working for a guy who was representing Caterpillar and things were bad. We’ve got to be talking differently than raising taxes.