And before you get all “I don’t trust the media to report this correctly” please note that Spicer is pushing back against it, defending his boss.
Now, place yourselves in situations of 8 years passed when Obongo would say something, he’d be jumped on by it and his press secretary would defend him. Only for us to find out days/weeks/months later it was going to happen anyway?
Trump’s already admitted he wants to spends hundreds of billions on infrastructure.
Where else is the money going to come from?
And with a worthless POS Congress who can’t remember they are republicans who WON THE FUCKING ELECTION you know we’re doomed.
‘It’s something that I would certainly consider,’ the president said during an Oval Office sit-down, explaining it was an idea supporters by truckers ‘if we earmarked money toward the highways.’
But several hours after the admission, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was pushing back saying ‘there was no endorsement of it, or support of it.’
According to Spicer, Trump was merely sharing that the truckers were for a plan that would use additional proceeds raised from a higher gas tax to go toward fixing roads.
‘What the president said during that interview was that folks from the industry had come to him and expressed to him how the deteriorating roads were affecting their ability to deliver goods and services throughout this country,’ Spicer explained.
‘And that they had expressed a willingness to see something like that as a way to help pay for it to repair the roads and bridges,’ Spicer continued.
Spicer said that ‘out of respect’ Trump said he ‘would listen to them and consider it.’
When Jon Decker of Fox News Radio tried following up, Spicer replied, ‘I think you’re missing’ that Trump ‘did not express support for it.’
‘He expressed that a group had met with him, expressed support with it and then he, out of respect, said he would consider their request,’ the press secretary said.
Gas taxes were last raised in 1993.
Revenues have declined as inflation has eaten up the proceeds, while at the same time, vehicles have gotten more economical, Bloomberg pointed out.
Business and transportation groups have called for an uptick in funding to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent, but they haven’t been successful with groups like Americans for Tax Reform, headed by Grover Norquist, making lawmakers sign a pledge committed to no new taxes.
Trump released a tax plan on April 26, which contained just broad-based outlines, with more detail expected to come later.
The Trump tax proposal was silent on a gas tax hike.
‘Everything is a starting point,’ Trump told Bloomberg of the plan.