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Friday, August 07, 2015

Senate bill would nearly double the gas tax

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) is introducing legislation that would nearly double the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax to help pay for road and transit projects around the nation.

Carper's bill would increase the gas tax by 4 cents per year for the next four years, resulting in a 16-cents-per-gallon increase by 2020. 

The legislation would offer tax credits to offset the impact of the gas tax hikes on drivers, according to Carper's office.

The Delaware senator said the failure of Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill this summer showed it is time to raise the gas tax, which has not been increased since 1993.

“Rather than lurching from crisis to crisis, increasing country’s debt, and borrowing more money from foreign governments to pay for our transportation system, I say it’s time to do what’s right," Carper said in a statement, referring to the three-month transportation funding patch that was approved by Congress before lawmakers left for recess last month.



Anonymous said...

If you're gonna do that (you freakin' socialist morons), write the legislation so that the money is used only for transportation infrastructure - and no other money is used for transportation infrastructure!

Taxing us to prosperity!

Anonymous said...

Lets' cut spending and waste on other projects first, stop taxing us into oblivion.

Anonymous said...

Not until they account for where the gas tax money goes now.

Anonymous said...

BS!! sure it will start out that way and then get gutted for social giveaways to the freeloading lazy POS!

Anonymous said...

"It's time to raise the gas tax... it hasn't been raised since 1993".

We're on a schedule?

Taxes should be raised periodically?

Tom Carper. You sent him there, Delaware.

Anonymous said...

Former DE governor Carper, a Democrat Socialist, must have been breathing the same air as OweMalley!

Spend fuel tax dollars on highways and bridges ONLY and there will be plenty of dough under current rates. Let other projects pay their way too under separate levies. Bus rider tax? Hybrid tax? Electric car tax?

Anonymous said...

What a pos

Anonymous said...

No more TAXES!

lmclain said...

They will not stop. Ever.
Taxes. Fees. Fines. Surcharges. Permits. Levies.
Its what they do.
Hanging them would stop it.
And set a good example for anyone wanting to follow in their footsteps. Or, keep cheering.