Gas Tax holiday? Try a Gas Tax Hike Instead!

In response to Julie’s comment on my earlier post I thought I would put this little nugget out there.

It seems that after the idea of a Gas Tax Holiday was quickly shot down, the geniuses who control congress decided that moving at light speed in the opposite direction might be a good idea.

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.

The link to the full article is below. I cannot believe that these morons think raising our taxes again could possibly do anything to help our already failing economy.

Fox News Article


2 Responses to “Gas Tax holiday? Try a Gas Tax Hike Instead!”

  1. 1 julie July 22, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Sorry, this will be long, I’m annoyed. Our government is becoming more and more inept, which is a pretty amazing feat! The article says American’s are driving less, because of the gas prices, so the government doesn’t have as much money to pay for road repair. Hmm, if the roads are not driven on as often they are not getting torn up, so they need fewer repairs. Then it says if they don’t instill the gas tax the construction industry will lose jobs. Now, I don’t want anyone to lose their job. BUT, Americans are already losing jobs because companies can’t afford these high gas prices. So, why would congress make it harder, and probably cause more people to lose jobs, just to make it easy on the construction industry? Do they just want to spend millions on road construction to fix roads that don’t need repair because they are not being driven on? As congress sat on their butts and did NOTHING but watch the economy spiral downhill as gas prices rose, did it never occur to them that government jobs, or government contracted jobs would eventually be affected? Maybe if they’d try to come up with a solution, like drilling, that could work, we wouldn’t be in this mess. If anyone deserves to lose a job, it’s these idiots! If they were in the private sector, where people are expected to show results for work, they’d be on unemployment now. This was my favorite line from the article…

    The nonpartisan National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission concluded in a report this year that the U.S. needs to spend $225 billion annually over the next 50 years to create a highway and transit system capable of sustaining strong economic growth.

    You can’t destroy present economics to pay for future economic growth, otherwise the future will see no economic growth, let alone a STRONG growth.

  2. 2 thebaldmonkey July 22, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Amen sister!

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