Joe Biden recently called for states to suspend gasoline taxes to help him lower the cost of fuel after his anti-energy policies sent prices sky-high since taking office. But Democrat governors are not willing to help bail him out of his crisis.
Fox Business reports:
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown both came out against pausing the gas tax, claiming it would not be effective.
“[W]ith gas prices having jumped by several dollars per gallon over the last several months, it’s unlikely that Oregonians would see significant savings at the pump under this latest proposal,” Brown’s office said in a statement.
Inlsee, whose state has among the highest gas taxes in the country at 49 cents per gallon, indicated that he was not interested in calling the special legislative session that would be needed to pass legislation putting the tax on hold.
“As for the idea of temporarily suspending the state gas tax, the oil companies would be the ones to benefit from yet another opportunity to pocket more profit at the expense of our ability to put people to work fixing our roads and bridges,” a spokesperson for Inslee told the Seattle Times.