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January 15, 2008 11:30 am EST

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says a proposal to raise the federal gasoline tax is the last thing the American people need in a slumping economy. The recommendation comes from a panel made of corporate executives and government bureaucrats commissioned by Congress in the 2005 transportation bill. Congressman Paul was one of nine votes in the House against the bill.

“This is a great example of how out of touch big government and big business are with the American people,” Paul said. “With gas at three dollars a gallon and a slowing economy, the last thing we need is a tax increase to be paid by Americans who can least afford it.”

Paul called on the other presidential candidates to join him in opposing this and any other tax increase proposals that come down in the future.


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Actually I have been hoping

Actually I have been hoping for $5 a gallon gasoline for a couple years now. I believe this would "wake" people up better than almost any other issue. Remember how the government lowered gas prices just before the mid-term elections? They actually know the effect of gas prices. Perhaps "they" want the economy to go south? Think about that.

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so they have a reason to introduce the amero.

I'm mixed.

I definitely support my states gas tax to pay for roads. If you follow the money the federal gas tax money gets wasted on crap in reality.
Just wish gas taxes could be more directed to public transportation, but thats another issue entirely, though it would be nice to hear Ron Paul talk about this, I doubt he will.

do you have original url so

oh.....I see, DIGG is on Ron Paul site! Everyone make sure to DIGG!

can that guy

who made the MLK video on youtube do one on this?

Who exactly does a gasoline tax hurt the most? Yep, da ole middle class working chumps.

Is Ron Paul the lonely voice speaking out about this?

Where do the other candidates stand on this tax?