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Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase (It's Bi-partisan!- RINO's are the worst!
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Posted on 06/18/2014 6:40:40 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday 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 each by 12 cents over the next two years, and then index the taxes to keep pace with inflation. The increase would be applied in two increments of 6 cents each.

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More people driving than ever and still they cannot get enough money from the gas taxes. Says something about the problem right there.....the problem is and always will be government.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 6:40:40 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Congress raids the highway fund to fund non highway related projects. Throw the BUMS out.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 6:44:40 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

Even self-respecting Bums don’t want to be associated with these vermin any more.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 6:45:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Make them pay for all of the perks they now get for free. The tax on gasoline wouldn’t be such a good idea then.

Arrogant idiots.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 6:45:51 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Red in Blue PA

Notice the more they stray from “social issues” the more they stray from everything else?!!!!!


5 posted on 06/18/2014 6:47:06 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Red in Blue PA

I could accept the indexing but not the huge increase.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 6:47:41 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ahhh Corker so out of touch with Tennesseans I think this will help him get primaried:))


7 posted on 06/18/2014 6:48:01 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Red in Blue PA
T axed
E nough
A lready!
8 posted on 06/18/2014 6:49:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lightman

They implemented the indexing here in Massachusetts. Because they don’t want to keep voting on tax increases...the public might notice. Make them vote for every increase. If they know people are watching, they likely won’t.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:10 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

Bingo!


10 posted on 06/18/2014 6:51:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bi-partisan = Liberal. There is never a move right.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 6:52:23 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Perhaps an increased tax, applied in a revenue-neutral manner--which is to say, with an offsetting tax decrease of some sort--would not be such a bad idea. But a tax increase, absent a tax decrease of a similar amount elsewhere, is not a good thing--to put it mildly.
12 posted on 06/18/2014 6:53:19 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What is the matter with the voters of TN, repeatedly electing Corker? It can’t be his oratory, given his nasal twang.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 6:56:46 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Red in Blue PA

The deepest, most terrifying reaches of hell are reserved for politicians who steal the livelihood of their victims.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 6:56:51 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Red in Blue PA

Electric bills are through the roof.
Meat and Food is through the roof

And these two hacks want to raise gas taxes?
They are so out of touch. Get rid of them both.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:01 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The timing couldn’t be better—tack on a new gas tax just as gas prices explode thanks to the Iraq debacle.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 6:57:59 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: LostInBayport

Similar thing happened here in PA with the Turnpike tolls...only benefit is that EZPass has a much lower increase than cash.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 6:59:44 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

CAFE standards are ruining the viability of the gas tax as a road funding mechanism. I think the government should repeal the last two rounds of increases, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 7:00:30 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: tennmountainman

They are really out of touch.
They ought to be paying attention because if the ballot box doesn’t get their attention, we may decend into the French revolution part two.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 7:01:38 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Fiji Hill
The timing couldn’t be better—tack on a new gas tax just as gas prices explode thanks to the Iraq debacle.

May as well... I mean, it's Bush's fault anyway.

20 posted on 06/18/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
Congress raids the highway fund to fund non highway related projects.

Such misappropriation began under the uber-liberal president Ronald Reagan, who signed into law a provision devoting a portion of federal gas tax proceeds to mass transit. Now we have proceeds going to bike paths, streetscapes, and local road projects.

21 posted on 06/18/2014 7:02:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Damn them!


22 posted on 06/18/2014 7:04:03 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Corker.

When is this turd up for reelection?


23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:04:35 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: Red in Blue PA

I was thinking that with the current price of gas and so many people out of work that they were getting less revenue due to less gas consumption. Maybe not.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 7:16:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I can see a Northeastern ‘Rat being for this, or even an urbanite from either party who suffers from the delusion that what’s good for his city is good for the country, being for this, but what the h*ll is a Republican from Tennessee doing backing this misbegotten pile of rubbish?


25 posted on 06/18/2014 7:21:07 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just what the lower class needs.... Higher transportation costs.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 7:21:38 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Here’s the alternative to a gas tax - paying 40 CENTS PER MILE to drive. This is a privately-owned toll road in Canada. The government there cut a CRONY CAPITALIST deal with the private company and they are allowed to charge AS MUCH AS THEY WANT.

http://www.407etr.com/tolls/rate-chart-2014.html

For a car that gets 25 miles per gallon, this comes out to an equivalent gas tax of 10 DOLLARS PER GALLON.

Sorry, but I’d pay pay 12 cents extra, per gallon.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 7:27:51 PM PDT by BobL
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To: tennmountainman

Cost of grocery delivery will increase.

My cost to drive to get them will also increase.

Double trouble.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 7:39:36 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Including gas and tolls, it costs me almost $70 just to drive back and forth to Miami for a simple sales call. I only live 75 miles away. Yeah - let’s jack that up even further. That will help the economy. Idiots.


29 posted on 06/18/2014 7:46:34 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Its quite obvious that they are all on one side.AGAINST the citizens. Fire ‘em all!


30 posted on 06/18/2014 8:00:06 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
It's Bi-partisan!- RINO's are the worst!

No, what's 'worst' is the fact that it is BI Partisan. It's way past time for a 3rd party that will look at you as an individual, free American and not as a revenue source.



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31 posted on 06/18/2014 8:08:20 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes...

I thought only the House could propose revenue bills.

32 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:39 PM PDT by upchuck (... honesty is the never-ending rehearsal for those who want to be the friends of God...)
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To: bamahead
Well Said.

The Uniparty Looks at Americans as a Revenue Source.

Like Sheep to be Sheered or Cows to be Milked.

33 posted on 06/18/2014 8:15:36 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Raise taxes.....There’s the answer!


34 posted on 06/18/2014 8:16:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m always amazed at how many people in government have to hurt me in order to help me. They Democrats also want me to die so I can have a better life.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 8:18:15 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

In Ky our potholes have potholes. Reminds me of the Ky Lottery scam sold to the ignorant as way to pay for education cost, course, for the children. I called a couple of years ago and asked why the school tax part of my property tax was going up and never got a response. Also asked where the lotto money went, never got an answer there either.


36 posted on 06/18/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: tennmountainman

‘Electric bills are through the roof.
Meat and Food is through the roof

And these two hacks want to raise gas taxes?
They are so out of touch. Get rid of them both.’

Why do people insist that these people are out of touch. They have their finger on the financial pulse of the average American and know he is on life support. They are slowly unplugging us.


37 posted on 06/18/2014 8:25:10 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Boehner Republicans and Obama Democrats have no effective differences.

Why would any Republican vote for a Boehner Republican in 2014?


38 posted on 06/18/2014 8:25:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Congress hasn’t thought through that if the minimum wage goes up then that gas tax won’t be worth what it is today. Not that they ever think through anything these days.


39 posted on 06/18/2014 8:29:00 PM PDT by bgill
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To: tennmountainman

When they all have cars with drivers driving them from their homes to the capital everyday, they never have to go to the gas station. Such arrogance is just astounding.


40 posted on 06/18/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Red in Blue PA

OK, on one condition - Congress pays for its own gas.


41 posted on 06/18/2014 8:53:32 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, they did force everybody to drive cars that get much better gas mileage. So now people use less gas. So they need to raise taxes.

And they also taxed per gallon, rather than per dollar, which seemed good when gas was cheap, but now with inflation the tax is half what it was before.


42 posted on 06/18/2014 9:08:28 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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On the other hand, you could just not drive on the road. I mean, if they had not built it, you wouldn’t be driving on the ground the road is built on, right? So while it sucks that there’s this nice road and you don’t get to use it because it is too expensive, it’s not like the alternative was that you’d have a nice road for free that someone else paid for so you didn’t have to.


43 posted on 06/18/2014 9:15:43 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Red in Blue PA

Funny how on the rare occasions that a democrat like Manchin joins with a republican to support a republican idea, the media never says it is a “bi-partisan” idea, they’ll say “Manchin breaks rank to support REPUBLICAN bill.”


44 posted on 06/18/2014 9:16:41 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Red in Blue PA

More clowns who need to be primaried. Will the greedy thieves on Capitol Hill ever be satisfied? America needs a gas tax increase like we need a hole in the head.


45 posted on 06/18/2014 10:39:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

Absolutely right! If the slime covered rodents would stop stealing from the trust fund there would be enough for every bridge and road


46 posted on 06/19/2014 2:59:18 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Never dawns on these morons to not loot the treasury. More taxes, that’ll solve the problem! I’m waiting for the eligibility age on SS to become 90.


47 posted on 06/19/2014 3:27:01 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Do these people realize what high fuel prices are doing to us? They not only raise the price of fuel, but of anything that needs fuel to be produced or transported.


48 posted on 06/19/2014 4:19:18 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: BobL

I pay $3.5 to drive 6.5 miles one way each day. 54¢ per mile.

https://www.hctra.org/tollroads_map/?CSRT=11850941112763141150


49 posted on 06/19/2014 4:54:19 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t all bills dealing with money (taxes and spending) have to originate in the House? If so, this is illegal on the face of it!


50 posted on 06/19/2014 2:08:19 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!F)
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