$4/gallon gas and $4.80 diesel aren’t bad enough–our congresscritters want to raise fuel taxes by a dime from the current 18.4 cents a gallon on gas and 24.3 cents on diesel. It seems that with the high price of fuels cutting consumption (we won’t mention the incessent earmarks that waste billions), the federal highway trust fund is emptying out. So now the lobbiests for the highway construction companies are pushing to refill it, using your money.
So just when the prices showed some sign of subsidence (down here a dime in the last couple of days), we’re going to lose that to taxes. If the money wasn’t wasted, I wouldn’t mind it so much. But when you want to do stupid things like spend $320 million on a bridge to nowhere, you lose my support for any tax increase.
Something you should note: It’s mostly Democrats pushing for the tax increases, while Republicans have been blocking them so far. This may be an indicator that the Stupid Party has gotten the message being sent by the base. Or it may not. Time will tell.