Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Raise the Gas Tax?

Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar wants Minnesota to raise its gas tax to meet requirements for matching federal transportation funds. Is it not these same Democrats that decry oil companies for gouging consumers each year? Yet now, they want a piece of the pie, without any accountability!

It is utter hypocrisy to investigate oil companies for making money while the government is responsible for a federal $0.184 per gallon tax in addition to a Minnesota $0.20 per gallon tax. That is evidently not enough.

Will Democrats like Oberstar demand that we increase gasoline taxes each time the federal government increases requirements for matching funds? Isn't he responsible for the federal requirement in the first place?

Mr. Oberstar, you are a hypocrite and lack fiscal integrity. Do yourself (and the rest of us) a favor and retire already.

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