Key Senate Republican Opens Door to Gas Tax Increase
"In an interview on 'Fox News Sunday,' Thune said, 'I don’t think we take anything off the table at this point. Those discussions continue… It is important that we fund infrastructure,' writes David Keup of the National Monitor.
All but a handful of politicians have ruled out the idea of raising the dreaded gas tax. Even President Obama stated, "In fairness to members of Congress, votes on gas taxes are really tough. Gas prices are one of those things that really bug people." [Politico Morning Transportation, Dec. 4].
Republican Sen. Bob Corker and Democrat Chris Murphy have championed a 12-cents gas tax increase, yet it remains a proposal, and Thune isn't a public backer.