Washington, D.C. – After spending months pushing a so-called “gas tax holiday”, Democrat Senate hopefuls turned their backs on American families when they voted in support of President Joe Biden’s reckless tax-and-spend bill.
From day one of President Biden’s term, Democrats have launched a war against America’s energy independence. They scrapped the Keystone XL pipeline, stymied fracking nationwide, banned responsible drilling in certain domestic locations, and have intentionally slow-rolled a number of energy-producing projects, all in the name of severely wounding the oil and gas industry. Now they voted for a reckless spending bill that includes a $12 BILLION TAX on crude oil that will be paid by American consumers.
“With gas averaging $4.21 per gallon across the country and only weeks removed from record-high prices, Democrats have included a 16.4 cents-per-barrel tax on crude oil and imported petroleum products.
The proposal was included in Democrats’ House-passed reconciliation bill last year and estimated to cost $12 billion, according to cost estimates from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) .
As if it weren’t bad enough, Democrats have pegged their tax increase to inflation. As inflation increases, so will the level of tax.” – Americans for Tax Reform
When push comes to shove, Democrat Senate hopefuls turned their backs on hard-working American families. Now Democrat Senate hopefuls, Val Demings and Tim Ryan, looking for a promotion in Washington will have to explain to their voters why they chose to vote for a tax hike on gasoline when American families can least afford it.