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Lying slime: A number of Senate Republicans have joined with Democrats to call for an increase in the gas tax.
Though the last time the gas tax was increased was during Bill Clinton’s presidency, the only reason the highway fund is short of money is that they don’t spend it wisely, wasting a lot on stupid projects. (Sounds a lot like almost everything the federal government does, doesn’t it?) Rather than increase the tax, Congress should take a close look at how the money is being spent, and clamp down.
I should note that House Republicans have already said that they will oppose this increase. Whether they stay that course however remains to be seen.