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Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase



Published: Wed, June 18, 2014 @ 2:10 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan today to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs. The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax and 24.4-cents-a- gallon diesel tax by 12 cents each over the next two years, and then index the taxes to keep pace with inflation.


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1gdog4766(1417 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

This tax increase will only go to pet projects and nothing more!

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2billdog1(941 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

"And then index the taxes to keep up with inflation." So a continued increase in tax. The amazing part of these increases is they always increase, yet the gooberment always tells those on SS that inflation is flat or around 1 to 1.5%. Then when it comes increasing a tax it is always around 5% because of inflation. Gooberment has just gotten to big.

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32muchtax(307 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

These congressman and senators vote for this and screw the people while then have golden pensions and awesome perks and benefits! Vote them all out starting with Congresman Ryan!

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4steivo(289 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

Bob Corker needs tea partied.

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5city_resident(509 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

Anything that will makes roads less subsidized is good.

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6euclidadult(24 comments)posted 1 month, 1 week ago

Less subsidized? Roads are subsidized, end of story. The question is - Do you trust the lawmakers to do the right thing with the new money they get? Let's build a Turnpike, at no cost to the Taxpayer. We will fund it entirely from tolls. When it is paid off, it will be free. Rest my case.

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