Before you jump up and down cerebrating that the Republicans now control both Houses of Congress, you'd better take a closer look at what's going on. The GOP leadership is actually siding with Democrats and are seriously considering raising the federal gasoline tax.
Their "logic" states that because the price of a barrel of oil is now about $50 a barrel (down from $100/barrel), they say that this is the perfect time to mess with the federal tax. The GOP leaders like Utah's Orrin Hatch, South Dakota's John Thune, Tennessee's Bob Corker, and Oklahoma's James Inhofe all think that raising the gasoline tax is a GREAT IDEA!
Let's be honest, the gas tax is a regressive tax. It hits low income people harder than any other group. The BRAINIACS mentioned above all think that this is a great idea. Besides, the federal government has NOT changed the gasoline tax for about 30 years. Currently, the feds charge $0.18 cents a gallon for the privilege of driving your vehicles.
It's time to tell the LAME HEADS who support this idea that there is no guarantee that oil will remain a low of $50 per barrel forever. We should also mention that the BRAINIACS refuse to designate what the new tax revenues will be used for. REALLY? There are rumbles that the taxes will be spent on infrastructure. Yeah, we're heard that one before.
Demand that the GOP get their act together and START representing Conservative values. Less TAXES, & LESS GOVERNMENT - Period!