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Thu Apr 16, 2015, 12:12 PM

 

Democrats propose gas tax increase? Chevron, Shell, etc., first pay on10 BILLION in 1/4 profits.

Democrats propose gas tax increase? Thx! How about Chevron, Shell, etc., BEGIN to pay taxes on their 10 billion quarterly profits first?

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WASHINGTON Democrats, contractors and unions are pressing Congress to raise the gas tax to fund the Highway Trust Fund despite opposition from key Republicans that makes any increase unlikely.

On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, urged members of the Transportation Construction Coalition a group of trade associations and construction unions to lobby members of Congress for a long-term funding plan for the Highway Trust Fund, which is set to expire May 31.

The Highway Trust Fund is the primary source for federal highway and transit programs funding for local, state and national projects. It is funded by the federal gas tax currently set at 18.4 cents per gallon which hasn't been raised since 1993. In the past six years, there have been 32 short-term measures taken to maintain the fund, but Boxer endorsed raising the gas tax as a reliable long-term solution.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/04/15/gas-tax-highway-bill-unions-boxer/25848153/

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Reply Democrats propose gas tax increase? Chevron, Shell, etc., first pay on10 BILLION in 1/4 profits. (Original post)
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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 12:16 PM

1. Why are they not asked??????????????????????

 

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 12:19 PM

2. Fuck that shit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As a poor person living on SSDI I can not afford any more tax increases !!!!!!!!!!

Get the money from the Pentagon budget.

Get the money from the oil companies.

Get the money from the corporations.

Get the money from the war profiteers.

They will raise the gas tax and the price of gas will rise like it always does.

How much more can they squeeze out of us ??????????

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 12:27 PM

3. Please rec and kick to MSM that we are not stupid!

 

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Response to TheNutcracker (Original post)

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 05:23 PM

4. Why do DU'ers ignore issues of congress, and then think a president changes what they do?

 

What congress is doing, and those races are far more important. The President has a different role. Yet all we hate comes from the legislative branch. Now...can we kick this please?

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