Trump Would Consider Gas Tax Hike

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May 1, 2017 – President Donald Trump said he’s willing to raise the U.S. gas tax to fund infrastructure development and called the tax-overhaul plan he released last week the beginning of negotiations. “It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News in the Oval Office, noting that the idea is supported by truckers. Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater said, “President Trump deserves credit for having the political courage to publicly acknowledge what so many other elected officials will not: That it’s time to raise the gas tax.”

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