Donalds: Obama Said It Best, A Gas Tax Holiday Is A Gimmick
Washington, June 23, 2022
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) issued the following statement opposing the Biden-Harris administration’s call for a three-month suspension of the federal gas tax.
“President Biden should listen to his former boss, President Obama, who said it best, calling the proposed 2008 gas tax holiday a ‘gimmick.’. The only suspension we need right now is a suspension of Biden’s assault on American energy independence and dominance. Biden has sold out our once-booming energy sector to the Green New Deal leftists, and as a result, lower and middle-income families and seniors on fixed incomes are paying the price. Whether Democrats like it or not, our nation relies heavily on oil and natural gas. Snatching the rug out from under this industry without a plan has caused record prices for gas and diesel and a ripple effect impacting our entire economy.
“The proposed gas tax lull is nothing more than a sugar high that will do more harm than good, increasing demand on an already strained market and irresponsibly reallocating billions of dollars for public goods like roads. Now is the time to roll back every radical environmental, energy, and economic policy of this administration that has hamstrung refinery capabilities, production, and transportation of gas and oil, and return to the energy dominance of the Trump administration.”