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Democrats Nix Gas Tax Holiday-- Offer Gas Tax Hike Instead

Worst. Congress. Ever.
So is this part of the secret Pelosi plan to bring down gas prices?
Evidently $4.50 for a gallon of gas is not enough. Democrats want to tax gas another dime per gallon.
FOX News reported:


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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Added: Jul-20-2008 
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