- Aug 28, 2016
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How would you handle the necessary infrastructure repair?So the government commits malfeasance with tax money and you just want to throw another 3 trillion at them.The 40 billion collected was not used as intended. If used as intended, a tax increase for the states would be in the cards to make up that difference.Americans are definitely benefiting from the first 1.9 trillion. My understanding is that the second 3 trillion dollars will be spent on infrastructure and if that doesn't benefit Americans, I don't know what does.Trumpsters are in no position to bitch about spending OR "fiscal responsibility".
Like pretty much everything, they have been conned.
Under Trump, the CONGRESS did overspend. But at least with the Democrats plans as I read them, they are going to spend another 3 trillion on top of the 2 trillion they already spent. If passed quickly, that means they are going to put us 5 trillion more in debt in 3 months, and Americans will be getting very little out of it.
The federal government collects over 40 billion a year from federal fuel taxes. There should be no need to allocate any more money to infrastructure.
That said it's probably about time we either raised the federal gas tax to 20 or 25 cents a gallon or scrap it altogether and move to a per mile driven tax.
Remind me of the definition of insanity again.
Start making the government use the 40 plus billion a year they collect in fuel taxes for them. I'll even agree to a federal gas tax increase. But they get nothing more than that