Increase In Federal Gas Tax On The Table Instead Of A Federal Tax On Green Energy

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Weasel Zippers

The Feds need to release control of the purse strings for the interstate highways, let the states keep the revenue and disperse the funds as needed. The RINOs have become Jimmy Carter and his 55 MPH speed limit. Why the heck do Hawaii and Alaska have interstate highways? Quick answer, it’s for the pork and returning money back to the states.

Via Washington Examiner

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say raising the gasoline tax for the first time in more than 20 years to shore up the insolvent federal Highway Trust Fund is possible this year.

The reasons for the interest in raising the gas tax are twofold: The Highway Trust Fund, which pays for fixing the nation’s roads and bridges, is in dire shape — it took a $9.7 billion transfer from the general Treasury to keep it operating through fiscal 2014 — and plummeting oil prices have lowered pump prices to an average of $2.17 per gallon nationwide, according to the AAA motor club.

Republicans, while not explicitly endorsing an increase in the gas tax, for the first time in years have said that it’s a legitimate option. The current highway funding bill expires at the end of May, and congressional leaders say they’re determined to avoid another short-term patch.

“I don’t think we take anything off the table at this point,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said last week on “Fox News Sunday,” noting the fund faces a severe shortfall. The Congressional Budget Office projected the fund would be $120 billion in the hole in 2024.

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Pikes, Pickets, and Scams

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American Thinker

Every now and then seeing the overwhelming stupidity of so many, I daydream about running a major scam, cleaning up and retiring in style to the Cayman Islands or Tahiti. But reviewing the records of politicians, media, and universities, I realize I am just not up to the competition. Instead, I’m resigned to simply opening up a series of pike and picket stands at all the entrances to the Capital City.

This week’s manifest fraud should fuel our fury.

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Demanding the Truth about Obama

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Billions of words have been written about Barack Hussein Obama. He has written two “memoirs.” You could fill a library shelf with the books that have been written about him, few of them flattering. He has given thousands of speeches and interviews over the past three years he’s been in office.

After three years in which the financial crisis he “inherited” but for which he campaigned very hard, his solutions have proven to be failures on a massive, multi-billion-dollar scale. His war on energy has slowed the access to the sources of energy needed to provide the electricity to powers the nation and the fuel that keeps its cars, trucks and other means of transportation on the road, on the rail, and in the air. It has diverted millions to “green” energy alternatives fraught with bankruptcies.

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