Thread: Economics The Fiscal Cliff Approacheth
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:00 AM   #217
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
Talk of raising the gas tax is on the table.
Any politician who votes for or advocates raising the tax on gasoline has no credibly when it comes to talking about supporting the middle class, or any class below it. A tax on gas is direct shot to the gut, as the middle and lower classes are the ones using their cars to work their two to three jobs to make ends meet. A tax on gas also raises the cost of food, and pretty much anything that is transported via truck in this country.

If Obama truly cared about the middle class as he claims, this would not be on the table. The fact that it is not a non-starter with the Republicans shows that they don't give a crap about the middle class either.
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