Skip to comments.Pete Buttigieg Floats Raising Federal Gas Tax: ‘All Options Need To Be On The Table’
Posted on 01/22/2021 10:28:15 AM PST by rktman
Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg suggested raising the federal gas tax in order to fund infrastructure initiatives during his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott asked the former South Bend mayor if he would favor a federal gas tax increase to pay for the Highway Trust Fund. The fund is mostly financed by revenue from federal gas taxes but has become less financially solvent in recent years, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
“Well, I think all options need to be on the table,” Buttigieg responded. “As you know, the gas tax has not been increased since 1993, and it’s never been pegged to inflation. And it’s one of the reasons why the current state of the Highway Trust Fund is that there’s more going out than coming in.”
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Too many taxes.
Too many laws.
“And...liftoff. We have liftoff of our taxes.”
If I hear one damn Democrat complain that gas prices have doubled...
But only if you make $400,000.00 a year, correct?
Translation: We've made our decision and we'll let you read the bill after we pass it.
how about $40 per gallon?
not enuf? but it is a start.
Gasoline in Florida is already up 53 cents since election day. Every penny increase in gasoline prices take $1.4B out of the economy.
Tax electric cars more, Buttpegg
And so it begins.
I can’t wait until they begin to eat their own. They will own it!
How about eliminating the gas tax? Is that option ever put on the table? - Mr. Bootycall.
Was this felcher’s “husband” at his side? I’m gonna puke.
“ Too many taxes.”
Agree. However, I do think it’s time to apply a road tax to EV’s.
This tax increase will be pocket money compared to the increase in oil prices due to Democrat policies.
What ever happened to all that Obama infrastructure money?
The Biden regime will be Jimmy Carter²
something everyone can rally about will give just one more thing to campaign on and maybe create more rt-wingers
Ask Caliph Baraq.
IIRC he appointed Biden as “Stimulus Sheriff” back in 2009.
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