Oh, come on: “Durbin: Earmark ban preventing federal transportation bills”


Durbin said of the suggested gas tax increase, which has been pushed by transportation advocates, that he will “try find a way to put an infusion of money into the federal highway trust fund and be sensitive to the fact many highway users are struggling with their paychecks and this is an expense that hits them hard.”

via Durbin: Earmark ban preventing federal transportation bills | TheHill.

Raise the damn gasoline excise tax (sitting at $0.184 since 1993) to where it should have been had it been indexed to inflation and then index it to inflation. This is so simple for regular people and so hard for people on The Hill.