Democrats have always wanted to increase fuel taxes (and any other taxes for that matter). All they know how to do is raise taxes and spend, spend, spend. Many Republicans are no better in that they might not want to raise taxes but they keep spending.
In any event, recent conditions in the oil market have led to a drastic drop in gas prices. This means that people are not spending a month’s pay to fill their vehicles but it also means Democrats see an opportunity.
You see, they want to raise the tax on fuel. I guess they figure now that people have become accustomed to paying high prices a rise in taxes would only bring them back to their original level of pain while raking in tons of money for the feds.
In other words, you can’t spend the money you save on gas because government needs more money. Now that you have a little more; cough it up.
What happens when fuel prices go back up? The tax damn sure will not go away and we will be paying even more.
The government gets two and a half or three times more for a gallon of gas than the companies who bring it to market (on average the oil company makes about 8 cents a gallon in profit). They already rob you and then they use the money for unconstitutional or unnecessary spending instead of for the roads and bridges.
Tell them to keep their hands out of our pockets and leave us alone.
UPDATE: Republicans seem to want to get in on the action as well. They will betray us before it is over.
Never surrender, never submit.