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Democrats propose federal gas tax holiday
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 2/9/2022 9:23:06 AM

Two Senate Democrats up for reelection proposed a bill on Wednesday to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax through the end of 2022, as millions of Americans grapple with the economic impacts of surging oil prices. The Gas Prices Relief Act from Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., would suspend the $18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax through Jan. 1, 2023, according to a summary of the proposal shared with ABC News. The senators, who are both on the ballot in November, released the proposal at a time when gas is roughly $3.45 a gallon nationwide, about


Surprise - the tax cut ends as soon as the midterm elections are over.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TJ54 2/9/2022 9:24:51 AM (No. 1066618)
LOL - this fools no one
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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq 2/9/2022 9:32:30 AM (No. 1066631)
Crumbs to the logos. I posted that gas in our area is 63% higher than Trump era lows. Was rooting through my pictures, and it is actually over 100%. I took a photo of a station near us that was selling at $1.46.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 2/9/2022 9:32:59 AM (No. 1066633)
Pathetic. Price increases will more than cancel a gas tax suspension by election day.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: franq 2/9/2022 9:33:21 AM (No. 1066635)
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 2/9/2022 9:40:22 AM (No. 1066644)
Won't they just be demonstrating how greedy they have been and making the people all the more mad about it next January?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: The Other Guy 2/9/2022 9:51:07 AM (No. 1066651)
Of course it's an obvious attempt to indirectly buy votes. Conversely, how many are going to boycott gasoline retailers, or calculate how much they saved and send a check to the treasury on Jan 1, if this bill is passed? Something, something about the mouth of a gift horse. Just saying.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: RCFLyer98 2/9/2022 9:52:30 AM (No. 1066652)
Hmmm . . . looks like they're looking at the polls again. Do they really think they're fooling us?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: czechlist 2/9/2022 10:01:32 AM (No. 1066664)
gee, i thought gasoline taxes were to support our roadway infrastructure. i guess the bridges and potholes can wait for bidet's infrastructure plan to pass. but, wait, isn't that plan for "human" infrastructure, whatever that means?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Northcross 2/9/2022 10:02:56 AM (No. 1066666)
So we have the sure-fire campaign strategy for the 22 midterms: Free Stuff and Republicans are all Racist Scum.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rama41 2/9/2022 10:03:35 AM (No. 1066667)
That makes no more sense than closing the border for a week or two.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: marbles 2/9/2022 10:05:46 AM (No. 1066669)
As if 18 cents a gallon is a windfall. A cause for celebration, dancing in the streets. That group in DC is almost as dumb as their base.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone 2/9/2022 10:10:44 AM (No. 1066677)
Anyone think that the Democrats are not getting ready to push all sorts of bait and switch scams before the November election on the American public? In this instance there is no doubt that the Democrats, if it is still politically possible after the election for the Democrats to do that, would bring those taxes back after the November election, very possibly also “jacking up” those taxes higher when the taxes are reimposed.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Muguy 2/9/2022 10:17:12 AM (No. 1066686)
But, but, but I thought the idea was to INCREASE federal taxes to pay for roads and such because so many are driving less and have smaller cars to don't use as much gas causing a drop in income from this source and we needed to get more $$$$ due to this situation..... The demonrat socialist marxist solution is to LOWER TAXES?? They NEVER vote for cutting taxes-- its NEVER an option. Obviously, as the original poster said, its nothing more than a ploy to buy votes from consumers hit hard by Bidenflation because "pocketbook issues" are often the driving force of most people to vote AGAINST those who would raise taxes as a means to control people.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: smokincol 2/9/2022 10:28:54 AM (No. 1066703)
this is not a solution, you bunch of communists!!! the answer is to open the Keystone XL pipeline and get us back in the business of making American Great, Again - it's getting to look like any one of the politicians in D.C. either owes Soviet Russia or the CCP in one form of another - they are truly disgusting people.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: TurtleDove 2/9/2022 10:31:53 AM (No. 1066705)
To #s 1, 7 & 11: might not fool the "useful idiots" but it will buy their votes & we all know that's what this is all about. People on social media need to show others what a sham this is & keep that pressure on!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: formerNYer 2/9/2022 10:32:14 AM (No. 1066706)
What's a matter Kelly, no more cheating in AZ so now you're toast? jackass
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Nashman 2/9/2022 10:35:17 AM (No. 1066709)
Of course, we’ll have to double it after the election to make up for the taxes we lost while trying to fool you that we were actually human and cared about you cretins.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 2/9/2022 10:35:44 AM (No. 1066711)
Isn't paying for votes illegal? Oh I forgot. Laws don't apply to dumbocrats. Let's go Brandon!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/9/2022 10:37:22 AM (No. 1066713)
Love how the Democrats cut temporary deals. Gas tax holidays for one. I always remember the tax-free zones setup in New York. They would attract business for a while, and then dry up and die off after the deal expired. It's the Democrat way.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Griller1 2/9/2022 10:40:41 AM (No. 1066721)
Gotta love the democrats and their symbolism over substance ideas. Suspending the gas tax just makes our infrastructure further deteriorate because it won't be funded. Whomever proposed this idea needs to be taken behind the woodshed and receive some real instruction on how things work.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Birddog 2/9/2022 10:45:12 AM (No. 1066727)
Feds collected about $35Billion in fuel taxes last year....IF they waive it for a year, the loss will be made up for by the increased spending via the Infrastructure Bill. So MASSIVE that the loss of the fuel taxes is only 1/35 of it. I think what they really want to do is get out of the set price fuel tax, change over to a Percentage tax. or simply Nationalize all roads and have congress in charge of funding all of them. State fuel taxes are nearly double Fed taxes in most states, Penn is highest at $0.58, Calif next at $0.51. This tax reduction is the opposite of what the Greenies want to do...they want to Raise it substantially, by as much as a $1 per gallon, to fund electric cars/mass transit/bicycles etc.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: mc squared 2/9/2022 11:12:04 AM (No. 1066761)
Other Democrats have proposed free Bread and Circuses until January '23..
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Californian 2/9/2022 11:23:50 AM (No. 1066773)
Gas is well over $5 / gallon here. 18 cents? Wouldn't even notice. The federal gas tax isn't the problem. Joe and his puppet masters who play weekend at Bernie's everyday are.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Starboard_side 2/9/2022 11:27:23 AM (No. 1066776)
Looking to fool just enough voters, I presume. 18 cents x 15 gallon tank = $2.70 per fill-up.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 2/9/2022 11:35:04 AM (No. 1066793)
Desperation. They KNOW people are very angry about what the Demonrats and FJB have done with out energy supply, and TO our wallets.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: red1066 2/9/2022 11:48:12 AM (No. 1066806)
Once again, the scum demosluts reveal what they really think of the ordinary people. They think the ordinary peon won't see right through this BS. How about going back to what the energy policy was under Trump and make the country energy independent again. They won't do that of course because it makes too much sense.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: hershey 2/9/2022 11:59:33 AM (No. 1066815)
Used to be you could buy a vote with a shot of it takes tax suspensions, welfare, free schooling, get out of jail free cards, obama phones, free housing etc...price sure has gone up...
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Reply 28 - Posted by: MickTurn 2/9/2022 12:07:46 PM (No. 1066823)
Seems Democraps are getting really good at putting out fires with gasoline!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: FormerDem 2/9/2022 12:10:47 PM (No. 1066826)
what the op said. remove it from the view of taxpayers and when they have been duped then slap it back on. they really hate us.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K 2/9/2022 12:12:23 PM (No. 1066828)
Feds will need to eventually replace gas tax with mileage tax due to move to electric vehicles.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: DVC 2/9/2022 12:33:51 PM (No. 1066846)
How sad, #23. My last fill up was at #2.85. How is it that Cali charges twice as much for the same basic gasoline as I buy?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: griddog1 2/9/2022 12:42:22 PM (No. 1066854)
Democrats are evil, baby killers!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: a man way over thirty 2/9/2022 12:44:48 PM (No. 1066857)
Whenever you think the politicians have become totally detached from reality, they go a step further down and prove that they are completely incapable of representing real Americans. Lift the federal gas tax just long enough to ease inflation fears and squeak to victory in November's mid-terms then reinstate the tax. Problem is, enough left-leaning lemmings buy this kind of treatment and they go to the polls and knee-jerk pull the lever for democrats.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: john56 2/9/2022 12:49:37 PM (No. 1066863)
Pretty neat trick by the Dems. Elminate the gas tax for a few weeks, lose the election, and then blame the Republicans coming into leadership for the price/tax increase. Any legislation to do this should have amendments to make permanent all the Trump-era tax reductions. Then let's see how many Democrats vote for it. (PS they really do want to let the SALT tax limits lapse, so their friends in high-tax blue states are happy.)
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 2/9/2022 1:13:47 PM (No. 1066880)
$2.859...what a 'bargain'. Just went up $0.20/gal 48 hours ago in Central NC from $3.19 to $3.39. No incremental rise...$0.20 at one pop. Not a budget buster per se, though I'm sure it impacts others more severely, but multiply that by 1,000s of drivers and that's millions of $$ that can't be spent elsewhere in the economy...where prices will rise due to increased transportation and materials costs. As others have stated, the fed tax moratorium is just theater, don't address the underlying supply/price issues.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 2/9/2022 1:19:34 PM (No. 1066884)
Doesn't address......sheesh. Sure wish we had an edit function. I hate making grammar errors and auto fill misspellings drive me crazy....just like 'marshal' law.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 2/9/2022 1:24:20 PM (No. 1066888)
These two must think we are really stupid--well boys and girls we are not. Pack your bags because you two and a lot more Dems are history after November elections.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Foghorn 2/9/2022 1:36:54 PM (No. 1066902)
Just another way to buy votes. Lower the tax, then raise it twice as high after the election to make up loss.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Rich323 2/9/2022 2:54:16 PM (No. 1066970)
If they really wanted to win by a giveaway, they could take all the bogus funding in the infrastructure bill and green bills and apply to the Medicare and Social Security programs with a pledge to fund at same amount for a decade or more.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 2/9/2022 3:36:43 PM (No. 1067000)
Why not just lower the federal gas tax?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: pensom2 2/9/2022 9:35:31 PM (No. 1067275)
Republicans should counter and "find common ground" by amending the proposal to include mandatory nationwide voter photo ID. See how much they're willing to compromise for the common good.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: mifla 2/10/2022 4:29:09 AM (No. 1067412)
"Attention peasants! Your benevolent leaders have decided to let you have some of your own money back on a temporary basis. No need to thank us, just bend the knee."
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The Canadian government is issuing warnings to anyone involved in the massive anti-mandate protests, saying that in addition to freezing bank accounts and towing their trucks, they can confiscate pets as well. A tweet from the official account for Ottawa’s by-law and regulatory services read, “Attention animal owners at demonstration: If you are unable to care for your animal as a result of enforcement actions, your animal will placed into protective care for 8 days, at your cost. After 8 days, if arrangements are not made, your animal will be considered relinquished.” According to tweet, the law applied to animals that were left without
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