Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dem leaders shy away from gas-tax hike despite party support

This won't last very long, once the budget is approved Dems will THEN push for a gas tax hike.

Despite pressure from some members, Senate Democratic leaders are reluctant to embrace an increase in the gas tax as they search for ways to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

“At this point, the caucus is not ready to sign off on a gas tax or any tax increase,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Thursday afternoon.