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August 07, 2010

Sen. Voinovich (Retard-OH) Has a Bright Idea

The drooling idiot thinks that the thing to do to counter rising unemployment rates is to make it more costly to get to work. No, really, he's just that stupid.

In a letter to members of President Obama's debt commission, Voinovich laid out his argument for the increase.

"Fuel taxes today fund the vast majority of the federal government's investment in infrastructure projects," Voinovich wrote in the letter. "Due to dwindling fuel tax receipts, Congress has had to transfer billions of dollars from the General Fund to the Highway Trust Fund to maintain our current level of federal involvement."

Voinovich said the tax hike is needed to help keep the Highway Trust Fund afloat.

Voinovich, the ranking member on the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, has been pushing the idea of a hike for a while.

I believe Americans are willing to pay a higher gas tax to create jobs, improve our infrastructure and better our climate," Voinovich said at a business conference in Ohio last month. "And many of my conservative colleagues do not consider that gas tax as a tax, but as a user fee.

Artificially raising the cost of labor -- and the cost of every other good or service that is transported by road -- in order to let the government fund a new Senator Byrd Memorial Bridge in every state is not a cure for Obama's unemployment rate.


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