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WTAS: ?Pie in the sky? $2 trillion infrastructure “Hype” & “Toxic” federal gax tax

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WTAS: ?Pie in the sky? $2 trillion infrastructure “Hype” & “Toxic” federal gax tax

05.02.19 12:23 PM

President Trump and congressional Democrats this week agreed to a $2 trillion infrastructure spending deal – including a potential doubling of the federal gas tax. Americans for Prosperity quickly opposed the deal, with Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner*saying: “If Congress wants to find money to modernize our roads and bridges, we encourage them to look to their own pockets – Americans have been filling them up for years. Instead of proposing a $2 trillion catch-all ‘infrastructure’ bill and asking hard-working Americans to fund it by paying more at the pump, Washington lawmakers should cut the red tape and stop wasting the tax dollars we give them.” The reaction across the rest of Washington? Not so favorable, either. Take a look. HEADLINES POLITICO: “7 Reasons Not To Buy The [$2 Trillion] Infrastructure Hype…No One Knows Where The Money Will Come From…Neither Side Can Agree On Their Own Message…The Plan Is Already Too Big…”*(Tanya Snyder, “7 Reasons Not To Buy The Infrastructure Hype,”*POLITICO, 4/30/19) The Washington Post: “Trump And Democrats Apparently Have An Infrastructure Deal. Consider Us Skeptical.”*(Amber Phillips, “Trump And Democrats Apparently Have An Infrastructure Deal. Consider Us Skeptical.,”*The Washington Post, 4/30/19 POLITICO: “The Days-Old Infrastructure Agreement Is Already Showing […]

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