January 8, 2015

WE ARE ALL NEOCONOMISTS NOW:

Senate Republicans: Higher Gas Taxes Are On The Table (AMY HARDER, 1/08/15, WSJ)

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman James Inhofe (R., Okla.), who just took the reins of the panel, said he is open to considering raising the gas tax as a way to help pay for the dwindling Highway Trust Fund that keeps up the nation's roads and other transportation infrastructure. [...]

His cautious statements resemble those made recently by other leading Republican senators, whose party assumed control of the Senate on Tuesday and strengthened its majority in the House.

"We'll have to look at that. I'm looking at everything--every possible way of taking care of the highway bill," said Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R., Utah).

Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R., S.D.), speaking Sunday on Fox News, said he didn't favor raising the gas tax but also said everything should be on the table regarding the highway fund.

Posted by at January 8, 2015 3:22 PM
  

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