Statement by Graves on the “Gas Tax Holiday Gimmick” | pelican post

US Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement:

“Last night white smoke was visible from the White House chimney – they had found another gadget. The Biden administration is so determined to “steal Peter to pay Paul,” but their decisions are so stupid they can’t even fathom they’re Peter. President Biden’s effort is designed to temporarily cut gasoline prices by 18 cents per gallon, while gasoline rose $2 per gallon under his administration. Do the math. We need a permanent $2 a gallon reduction – not one temporary 18 cents off – and it’s done by returning to sound energy policies. Even President Obama has called it a gimmick before. The Biden administration’s energy policy is a sinking ship, and they are using a tumbler to drain the water instead of addressing the root cause of the problems. Gasoline prices have more than doubled since President Biden took office, and his administration’s continued direct and self-imposed errors will continue to hurt those who can least afford them. We have abundant resources right here at home, but instead of producing more domestic energy, they are sprouting pink slips,” Graves said. “A gas tax exemption would also create further deficits for transportation projects and exacerbate our traffic problems. It would delay investments such as a new bridge over the Mississippi River, the new I-10 lane at the I-10/I-12 split, and more. Between the border, crime, hurricane protection, and now roads — the Biden administration just wants to defund it all and make every aspect of our lives less safe.

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