The PJ Tatler

Dem Rep: Let's raise the gas tax to pay for yet more Obama spending!

The Democrats are bound and determined to absolutely wreck the American economy.

Rep. Nick Rahall (W.Va.), the ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said President Obama should be more specific about how he plans to fund a long-term transportation spending bill, and that raising the gas tax should be one of the options.

“We’ve not had an increase in the gas tax since 1993,” Rahall said Tuesday during a speech at the Transportation Construction Coalition’s 10th annual Washington fly-in.

“Cars are more efficient,” Rahall said. “They get better mileage.”

But with gas prices near $4 a gallon, Rahall also acknowledged the unlikelihood that the political will exists in Washington for any proposal to raise the gas tax to get serious traction.

Let’s see. Rahall wants to tax…so he can spend. Tax. Then spend. Maybe jokers like him are where the phrase “tax and spend Democrat” comes from.

By the way, weren’t we supposed to get a trillion bucks worth of infrastructure spending from the Obama stimulus bill?