Dems: Raise gas taxes

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    Democrats are doing anything to keep gasoline and diesel prices high for the poor and middle-class. :whip:

    FOXNews.com - Lawmakers Could Consider Gas Tax Hike, After Gas Tax Holiday Fails - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum

    Saturday, July 19, 2008
    Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — 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.
     
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    That would be a nickel not a dime....
     
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    I do not understand your comment?
     
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    LOL, you said the tax will increase by a dime then said from 18.4 to 23.3

    That my friend is a nickel increase not a dime increase.
     
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    First of all, I did not say a dime. I quoted a reporter.

    Read again.

    current 18.4 cents a gallon on gasoline and 24.3 cents on diesel fuel.

    This means the Fed taxes on gasoline will be 28.4 cents per gallon.
    This also means Fed taxes on diesel will be 34.3 cents per gallon.

    Comprende Amiga?

    Democrats are trying to kill the middle-class and make the poor, poorer.
     
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    My bad
     
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    I read through the article and your title is very misleading.

    But you probably already knew that.

    Asshole.
     
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    Here in Illinois, tax capital of US, after 9/11 they gave a state gas 'holiday', the feds didn't. I doubt in any sense we'll see the feds providing relief, especially now that fuel is dropping.
     
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    How much is a gallon of gas and diesel in the US nowadays?
     
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    The average for unleaded according to AAA ( an automotive "club" in the US that is leading spokesman for these types of things) last friday was about $4.10 a gallon. But varies widely. Near $5.00 in some inner cities like LA and New York and close to $3.50 in some low tax middle American and western towns. In Omaha area you can get it at $3.83 best I've seen, across the river in Iowa.

    Diesel is at least .50 higher.
     

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