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Springtime in the Swamp

It’s springtime, and American families are enjoying the newfound strength in the U.S. economy to travel. As usual, gasoline prices are going up as governmental regulations require our refineries each spring to change the blend of their gasoline to meet federal edicts just at the time of increased demand. It doesn’t help that the Socialist […]

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Clinton’s Ethanol Plan Harms Rural America

Last month, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her “Plan for a Vibrant Rural America.” Despite Clinton’s claims, her plan will harm rural families. Moreover, by mandating expensive transportation fuels, Clinton’s plan amounts to a national gas tax. Clinton Flip-Flopped on Ethanol “Gas Tax” As a Senator, Clinton once adamantly opposed an early version of the […]

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WSJ Op-Ed: Taxing for Highways, Paying for Bike Lanes

Last week, Mac Zimmerman penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal lambasting Congress for considering legislation to raise the federal gasoline tax to save the broken Highway Trust Fund (HTF) from insolvency. As the Policy Director for Americans for Prosperity explains, HTF wouldn’t need saving if it hadn’t been grossly misappropriating funds for years. But most importantly, Zimmerman makes […]

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Squirrelly Taxes

Congress created the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) in 1956 to fund construction of the Interstate Highway System. The HTF is funded primarily though an 18.4-cent per gallon federal excise tax on gasoline. Funding for the HTF expires May 31, and with the HTF facing a budget shortfall, some in Congress have proposed raising the federal […]

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Top Reasons Congress Should Reject a Gas Tax Hike

Congress created the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) in 1956 to fund construction of the Interstate Highway System. The HTF is funded primarily though an 18.4-cent per gallon federal excise tax on gasoline. Funding for the HTF expires May 31, and with the HTF facing a budget shortfall, some in Congress have proposed raising the federal […]

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On House Budget: Don’t Bail Out HTF w/ Gas Tax Hike

WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement on the House’s FY2016 budget: “The House budget is a step in the right direction toward encouraging more domestic energy development and winding down the Obama administration’s reckless green energy spending. The U.S. is the number one oil and gas producer in the world […]

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Big Brother Black Box for Your Car?

A recent story in the LA Times explains that government officials at various levels are keen on putting little black boxes in everyone’s vehicle. Civil liberties groups are concerned—and rightly so—about Big Brother being able to track everyone’s movements. Yet even the official reason is ominous: It will allow the government to tally a citizen’s […]

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