Governor Jay Inslee speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. Via Wikimedia Commons.

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.




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Mikey
Mikey
3 months ago

If leftist loons like Inslee and Brown are telling him the hard truth you know Xiden is in trouble.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 months ago

Hooray more Dem divide

Mary Geiger
Mary Geiger
3 months ago

Why would they want to give their constituents a break? They never have before.