A Gas Tax Holiday
What do these three things have in common?
A four-leaf clover, a winning lottery ticket and a US Congressman who's in touch with economic reality.
Name three things that are rarely encountered. We're not sure about the probability of the first two, but
Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) is organizing a protest against high gas prices.
But, unlike those economically-illiterates who normally inhabit Congress, Cantor is aiming for an achievable target: the federal taxes on a gallon of gasoline. More specifically, he wants them eliminated--at least for awhile. And he wants your help signing a petition to send to Congress.
From Congressman Eric Cantor:
It's no surprise that the outrageous gas prices are hurting American families and have become the single biggest obstacle to economic prosperity. Oil priced at $120 a barrel and gas that costs $3.50 - $4.00 a gallon is killing our economy. We feel it at every turn, be it at the pump or when we shop for groceries. Americans need relief from the high price of gas and it's Congress' duty to act immediately to reduce the pain at the pump. That is why I am recommending you sign a petition that will tell Congress to act now to reduce the cost of gasoline and enact some commonsense energy legislation. You can sign the petition at http://www.GasPriceProtest.com/.
I invite you to join us in urging Congre ss and President Bush to pass legislation that will suspend the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and 24.4 cent diesel tax this summer--June 21st through September 20th, 2008.
Rasmussen Polling Reports found that of the Americans making less than $20,000 a year, 62% favor a gas tax holiday. Clearly those people who have the least to give to the government in taxes need our help; a gas tax holiday is one small way the government can help. Sign here to send a message to Congress and President Bush to suspend the federal and diesel gas tax this summer.
It is critical that we tell Congress that America needs a break from high gas prices, and this petition is one way to do it. Please join us and sign this petition to tell Congress to Cut the Gas Tax!
Clink on the link above and sign the petition.
It will do more for lowering the price of gasoline than all the Congressional Hearing browbeating the oil companies put together.
* Rep. Eric Cantor