I paid $3.99 to gas up this morning, a bargain at recent prices, but still highway robbery.   However rather than woking to lessen the pain at the pump, democrats want to increase the pain.   Congressional democrates are propossing a whopping fifty-four percent increase in the federal gas tax, Fox News:

WASHINGTON – The political vision of a summer gas tax holiday died a quick death in Congress, losing to a view that federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel – far from dropping – will have to go up if they go anywhere.

Despite calls from the presidential campaign trail for a Memorial Day-to-Labor Day tax freeze, lawmakers quickly concluded – with a prod from the construction industry – that having $9 billion less to spend on highways could create a pre-election specter of thousands of lost jobs

As usual, democrats are more worried about big labor, and their campaign contribution, than they are with the American driver.

Jay, Stop the ACLU, has an apt description:

Unbelivable stupidity!

I gotta disagree.  It is very easy to  believe any party which would elect Mrs. Pelosi Speaker is utterly stupid.

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