John McCain: Suspend Gas Tax for 4 Months

John McCain is on the presidential campaign trail saying he wants to suspend the 18.4-cent gas tax for four (4) months — from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This dries up funding further for highway/public transportation infrastructure.

I assume he'll suggest we just create more debt, like the $10 Billion dollar a month Iraq war debt he supports, to fix that gas tax shortfall.

From NBC's First Read:

"The 18.4-cent gas tax goes into a Highway Trust Fund, which pays for roads, bridges, subways, etc. So there's a legitimate policy question here: If you suspend that tax, what are you doing to an already-deteriorating infrastructure system?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Want more BUSH?? Vote for McCain and this is exactly what we will get.