U.S. Chamber of Commerce Lobbies for Gas Tax Hike to Fund Infrastructure

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UPDATED 10:00 A.M. — Wed. January, 2018

A controversial tax could be used to help pay for President Trump’s infrastructure plan.

President Trump’s massive infrastructure plan is now in coming into sight, but how to pay for the landmark project is still mostly an open question.

The White House says it wants to pledge $200 billion worth of federal money to support the project with the remaining $800 billion coming from state and local governments across the country.

A small yet controversial increase in the nationwide gas tax is being floated as a possible source for those federal funds, and President Trump has shown support for the idea.

The right-leaning U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a federal gas tax of 25-cents per gallon could raise more than $370 billion over the next ten years.]

Gas and diesel pumps at a gas station in Carlsbad, California (Mike Blake/Courtesy Reuters).

The tax was last raised in 1993, and currently stands at just over 18-cents per gallon.

Aside from the tax proposal, President Trump has said rules and regulations that delay and drive up construction costs will also be on the chopping block.

“Our infrastructure program will be based on forging new partnerships and demanding new accountability for every federal taxpayer dollar,” stated the president.

While the gas tax remains politically risky, a recent Bloomberg poll found 55-percent of Americans would back an increase as long as the revenue is only invested back into roads and bridges.

150 Comments on "U.S. Chamber of Commerce Lobbies for Gas Tax Hike to Fund Infrastructure"

  1. Mountaineer | January 19, 2018 at 8:01 am |

    I live in a relatively small state population wise but we have one of the highest state taxes on fuel in the nation.
    We don’t need more tax. How about whacking some U.N funding or foreign aid that only goes into dictator’s coffers and using that for infrastructure? Please be aware the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is another world government organization and does not work for the betterment of our nation.

  2. I think my license plates more than pay for infrastructure repairs.

  3. Drill Anwar!!!

  4. Only if you guarantee the price at $2.50 a gallon at most! We are self-sufficient, we can guarantee the price of our fuel. Our fuel cost determines our economy. You want to stop the economy from growing, raise the gas prices dummies!

  5. Here’s a shovel-ready job: Cut off every single penny of support (of any kind) to illegals and give the taxpayer a break for a change. Recent tax cuts will be meaningless if the peripheral taxes are raised. America First.

  6. nfcapitalist | January 18, 2018 at 6:34 am |

    A real effort to save and protect America by the FBI would be to spend time and money on polygraphing every government employee starting with themselves beginning with the question, “are you now or have you ever been a member of the communist party?”

  7. nfcapitalist | January 18, 2018 at 6:10 am |

    The BIG GOVERNMENT LIE is putting individual names on all of these taxes… like Social Security “Fund” that was before Lyndon FMTT Johnson who siphoned those “Funds” into the GENERAL FUND… all of these taxes go into the GENERAL FUND and it gets pissed away by crying liberals and communists… but then I repeat myself.

  8. A Poll? 55% would support?

    Who did they ask?

  9. What about all the $ Billions Obama spent on infrastructure…..Shovel ready jobs

    Our infrastructure should be wonderful condition with all the money already appropriated for it.

    • nfcapitalist | January 18, 2018 at 6:19 am |

      Spent those funds buying positions in the federal government for his communist organization… and how many got those requests from the U.S. Department of Commerce wanting to know how old you are, how much money you make and then we see them promising your information will be protected… and then the NSA just lost Fifty terabytes of data to who knows where by an insider… they can FO and D!

  10. NO!

    The gas tax is high enough. Cut other nonessential spending.

    AND …. NO gas tax based on miles driven…..

  11. Fund it with cutbacks from foreign aid, UN, and handouts to the generations of welfare deadbeats.
    Then, give tax rebates with the surplus.

  12. MORONS – Cut off their Utilities, Cancel their Lease, Ban them from Parking lots, and MOSTLY SEND THE SUCKER PACKING………….we sure need ANOTHER TAX FOOLS………….

  13. Mr. Deplorable | January 18, 2018 at 12:57 am |

    President Trump should bring back the Build America Bonds. They raised a lot of money, held their value very well and are loved by the bond market. The problem wasn’t the bonds it was that Obama squandered the money but that’s what communists do.

  14. KaliforniaKook | January 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm |

    It always amazes me that when companies get more customers, can trade more product, they manage to get more efficient, and drop prices further and make higher profits.
    But Government only gets less efficient and must raise prices as the population grows.
    Why is that?
    I’m no lover of Microsoft, Intel, Apple, and a thousand more companies, but if the Government was was run the same way, we’d be paying our taxes from just one paycheck – not from January to May.

  15. Where has all the gas and road tax money been going that NOW you need more to do what you should have been doing for decades?

    • Mr. Deplorable | January 18, 2018 at 1:05 am |

      When I get new tires they always try to hit me up on a realignment service. They say “it’s guaranteed, if for any reason your tires go out of alignment you can bring your car back and we’ll realign them free of charge.” I just laugh and “say with all the pot holes on the road I’d have to bring it back every other day, I have better things to do than sit in a tire store lobby all the time, no thanks.” I know my state gas tax isn’t going toward maintaining the roads, most likely it’s going toward the state’s food stamp and medicaid programs.

  16. 🇺🇸We Are The Champions!🇺🇸 | January 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm |

    Welp! California is fooked! We are already paying a new additional tax in 2018, and yet will have another added on top? This is precisely what CA Leftists want, less people driving and keeping the poor poorer.

  17. Libtardsarestupid | January 17, 2018 at 8:34 pm |

    Typical Rhino’s raise taxes just after a tax cut. Then we have the nerve to call demslimes sleazy. Gop elite are just as sleazy

  18. I know plenty of people who would not mind paying taxes for infrastructure, but i also know plenty of folks who have heard that lie way too many times to believe it. We hear constantly about how they need to raise taxes for this or that, but years down the road when our roads are worse people realize the money never went there to begin with. Prove the money will go where you say.

  19. The US Chamber is NOT right leaning…it’s a lefty organization. And, thanks, Chamber we in CA already have suffered a new gas tax, so eff you.

  20. Harold Swift | January 17, 2018 at 5:47 pm |

    STUFF GAS TAXES;

  21. NO tax hikes period. Cut spending on welfare!!

  22. Gnome Sane? | January 17, 2018 at 4:27 pm |

    Maybe if we saved all the money illegal aliens are sucking up. Just a thought.

  23. Andy Boytor | January 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm |

    55% BS that’s CNN BS 0%support any gas tax

  24. Andy Boytor | January 17, 2018 at 4:15 pm |

    NO NO NO AND HELL NO

  25. Richard McMeekin | January 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm |

    A tax on gasoline is a legitimate source of funding for President Trump’s infrastructure plan. Roads and highways are a vehicle obstacle course which will require many years to remedy! Best source of funding – the drivers of the 263,000,000 privately owned cars that take to the roads and highways daily.

    This does not reflect military vehicles trucks from 5 ton to 18-wheelers daily. You cruise it, use it and bruise it you pay to make it right!

  26. LOL! The leftist Chamber, an arm of the gop’ Establishment and Dim party, wants to screw us yet even further?
    Paint me shocked….NOT!

  27. NO! We are already taxed and the money is being pilfered by the politicians for other pet projects and not going to infrastructure work! NO MORE!

  28. I should think that gas, like cigarettes is already over taxed. Where cigarettes are not a necessity, gas is. In fact, all those gas taxes should be removed. That would take gas back to what, some 1.25 per gallon?

  29. How about using the existing gas, cigarette tax and lottery money to do that. We’re taxed to death and all that money goes to? I’m for everyone saying, screw your tax. Let’s go after the thieves in government, State and Federal, that put it in the pockets of their rich friends and themselves. Sick to death of this same ol same ol.

  30. ericrrr • a few seconds ago

    Every time something good happens to the economy for the middle class, some group wants a piece of it in the form of fees or taxes. ENOUGH ALREADY!see more

  31. Good idea and crossing any boarder should cost something.

  32. Deplorable Jackphatz | January 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm |

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the biggest lobbying firm in the country. It is run by Tom Donohoe who routinely has the ears of Congress to pass their globalist agenda, to which they have.
    I personally do not trust anyone who claims they agree with any new taxation here. These people are globalist and liars. If the government needs $$$$$ for the infrastructure they should be eliminating something less worthy to pay for it.

  33. andrew moore | January 17, 2018 at 2:04 pm |

    Got news for you RFrankSmith…..I just found out that OANN is owned and operated by Herring Networks out of San Diego CA….yup….liberal San Deigo CA…..now you know why the liberal trolls like internettoughguy and DCBluebells never get banned but the rest of us do…..couple that with the fact that Disquis…which the comment section is a part of which is out of San Fran and you can understand why OANN is doomed to become just another liberal fake news rag.

  34. Another USELESS organization wanting us to pay more of their bills

  35. andrew moore | January 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm |

    hmmmmm….give it to me in my paycheck but then take it from me at the pump….I fail to see where I would be a winner in that situation.

  36. Hiking a commodity like fuel will skyrocket inflation. It will affect the prices of just about EVERYTHING.

    Not sure that is the answer.

    Rather more like money we’re saving by not giving it away to other countries who badmouth us all day long, just keep that up and I can guarantee there will be money left over once we’re done.

  37. Fuzzy Thinker | January 17, 2018 at 1:19 pm |

    Electric cars don’t pay? Efficient cars that run a lot don’t pay?
    How about a tire tax? Usage = road miles. Also repair parts tax?
    That might work as a combination.

  38. ...remain calm and return fire | January 17, 2018 at 1:12 pm |

    Government mismanages what they have, it’s foolish to give them more.

  39. The right-leaning U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a federal gas tax of
    25-cents per gallon could raise more than $370 billion over the next ten
    years.]

    Right-leaning? CRONY CAPITALIST-leaning is more accurate.
    Are they referring to a federal gas tax at a 25-cent total, or are they supporting a 25-cent increase?

  40. Bob Ritthsler | January 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm |

    I want to see a $5000 a year taxes on hybreds and plug ins.

  41. The other Donald | January 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm |

    Sell the postal service , that will save more than enough

  42. Do it — Everyone uses the infrastructure, everyone can pay for it.

    • True. However, some funding should come from the Treasury/general fund. Even those who do not own a car or drive on the roads still purchase a ton of goods at the store which were delivered over those roads to the store. Even their U.S. mail is driven over those roads.

      • True, but the vehicles that are delivering your groceries and mail buy fuel too.!! However, the State and Federal tax on gas and diesel should be used for the infrastructure only.!!!

  43. The chamber of commerce has supported more illegal aliens for 25 years – to suppress the cost of labor in the US. They sure know scams. I say cut the gas tax 7 cents a gallon because that money was supposed to be used for infrastructure and it was not. They cannot be trusted. Hell, eliminate it all together…

  44. Pretty sure they are talk about increasing the tax from 18 cents to 25 cents so it would be a 7 cent per gallon increase.

  45. Shane Norkus | January 17, 2018 at 12:52 pm |

    NO more tax increases. CUT SPENDING. It’s that simple. No more handouts to adult parasite losers who refuse to get jobs. Sink or swim, it’s called ‘tough love.’

  46. Not only would that be more money out of our pockets at the pump – but more money for goods as well. All retail would raise their prices to cover the gas tax (just like they did when gas prices soared and never lowered them once gas prices eased) so OH HELL NO!!! NO GAS TAX!

  47. How about using the current tax money for infrastructure instead of on so many other non-transportation related matters. Additionally, let’s cut out some of that foreign aid especially to countries like China and France and all the other nations that take the aid and then laugh at the USA.

  48. This ain’t Cali – GTH. America pays enough for gas.

  49. Nitwit Hunter | January 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm |

    MOAR CRACK

  50. Why not raise the Federal tax on liquor rather than gas AGAIN?

  51. All American | January 17, 2018 at 12:28 pm |

    Nothing burger until Americans are advised by our Government⬇️
    Hopefully it will be put to a vote🇺🇸

  52. It’s time to drain the Chamber of Commerce swamp.

    • It’s either this or increase taxes. There’s going to be infrastructure spending no matter what.

  53. as long as the revenue is only invested back into roads and bridges.

    If the current gas tax were only invested in roads and bridges then it might not be too hard swallowing another increase. Isn’t much of the current gas tax spent on hiking trails, bike paths, transit systems, etc., or is that only at the state level?

    • Transit systems reduce the load on our roads and bridges. We can try to fix our cancer problem through treating cancer patients, but we’ve also invested loads into prevention research.

      • So what? If those who use transit systems drove their cars they would be paying gas taxes, which would theoretically increase the money available for infrastructure. Motorists should not be paying for transit systems. Pay for them from the general fund.
        Edit:
        Your analogy is correct in one sense. Transit systems are a cancer on our highway fund.

        • This is a pretty extreme view that you have, one that no state government has endorsed. The roads were not built to handle this amount of traffic, if transit systems make it so that the roads are less abused we no longer have to rebuild as many roads.

  54. An increase of 25 cents per gallon is not a small increase. Isn’t the current federal tax only about 18 cents per gallon? If so, that is an increase of close to 140%.

  55. Deplorable and Proud | January 17, 2018 at 12:14 pm |

    NJ ALREADY had a Gas Tax in 2016…… My Pockets are Empty…..! STOP ALL Foreign Aid to Any Country Now…. I am Tired of Paying Schithole Countries….

  56. NY already adds one of the biggest gas tax per gallon …why add more??

    • It’s my understanding that the federal gas tax is for the construction of interstates, etc., while the states are supposed to maintain them (which is why the interstates in some states are so bad while very good in other states).

    • Consitutionalist | January 17, 2018 at 4:11 pm |

      Blame yourselves! The greedy Left Wing Politicians you guys vote ifor gave your high STATE gas tax.
      As far as a Federal increase in gas tax – NO! I don’t want that either! Redirecting money wasted on “Foreign Aid” and using that money to repair our infrastructure makes more sense.

      • Just so you understand there is still a small % of Republicans in NY. But honestly both parties cave in to pressure and never solve a damn thing.

  57. i DON’T RECALL anyone in in US Chamber of Commerce or the government deciding this crapitude
    asking ME permission to use more tax that comes out of MY pocket !
    I agree with all the comments below that say take the trillions already stolen from us
    and included in the asset forfeiture of the crooked perps in Trump’s EO to use for infrastructure.
    .

    • take the trillions already stolen from us and included in the asset forfeiture of the crooked perps in Trump’s EO

      That was probably supposed to mean something intelligent.

  58. Article from Forbes written in 2014:
    The U.S. disbursed $33.2 billion—$19 billion in economic assistance to 184 countries and $14.2 billion in military assistance to 142 countries. Out of the top six U.S. foreign aid recipients, five of them were Muslim countries.
    forbes(DOT)com/sites/othercomments/2014/10/15/u-s-gives-financial-aid-to-96-of-all-countries

  59. No! No more taxes. Quit spending money on handouts. Cut the rest of the budget.

  60. No One In Particular | January 17, 2018 at 11:50 am |

    Stop paying bribes to countries that hate us = instant infrastructure funding with $$ to spare. Next problem?

  61. FYI: according to Wikipedia the US chamber of commerce is NOT affiliated with the US government, but is only a lobbying group. Where do they get off suggesting how to raise taxes?

    Check it out

  62. Nitwit Hunter | January 17, 2018 at 11:47 am |

    How many trillion do they collect now?

    MOAR MOAR MOAR

  63. Heddrick Steel | January 17, 2018 at 11:46 am |

    The current gas tax is supposed to be used for that. But it isn’t. Also, that would be taking back the income tax cut from the middle class. Why does the Chamber of Commerce hate the middle-class so much.

  64. Screw the Chamber before they screw us! OH! they already have.

  65. Daniel J. Lopez | January 17, 2018 at 11:40 am |

    The continual deportation of Illegals using fraudulent documentation to receiving unemployment benefits and government aid is working pretty good. Crack down on the Illegals getting aid and government benefits.

  66. U. S. Chamber of Commerce must have changed their name to Chamber Pot to think that 25 cents a gallon tax is nothing. A 15 gallon tank of gas will cost $3.75 which the fixed and low income cannot afford. Let the trucking industry that is heavy subsidized pay a just license tag fee since the do the most damage to the infrastructure. A semi truck has the same wear on a highway as 5000 cars, If a car pays $40 dollars a year for a license tag hen the semi trucks should pay $200,000 which would bring in $118,000,000,000 a year that does not including light delivery trucks. I realize it is much too high, but the point is that there are alternative revenue sources that use the road. License bicycles the riders keep demanding more and more bike lanes, let them pay for the maintenance and cost to build.

  67. Joaquin Quinones | January 17, 2018 at 11:32 am |

    why should we continue to get railroaded? why not re:route Sanctuary city money to the roads? why not re:route money that we fund to other Foreign countries who do not pay there fare share? stop the Bull 💩….

  68. Joaquin Quinones | January 17, 2018 at 11:27 am |

    No to the no…. why not put a toll on the united states Border with Mexico?

  69. How about instead of raising taxes we cut irresponsible unnecessary spending and re-allocate money from slush funds to infrastructure!

  70. This is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. And it is going to make Peter sore and everyone knows you can’t do business with a sore Peter!

    This is nothing but a government extortion racket. We get a national tax break and now they want to pass anew tax to recoup those funds. If a person or corporation did this then they would be guilty of violating the RICO ACT.

  71. Tango Uniform | January 17, 2018 at 11:18 am |

    How about a tax on EV recharging and bicycle tire sales? Don’t they also use the roads?

  72. I would like to see Congress and other government agencies take a cut in their wages. When a member of Congress can own multiple houses on a mediocre income I would like to know what they know about insider trading information and funds given to them by Lobbyists for their votes on bills.

    “We the People” are tired of paying wages for people, with our tax dollars, that do not represent us but are more concerned about Lobbyists.

  73. Disgusted Caucasian | January 17, 2018 at 11:05 am |

    Read my lips Mr President. Don’t play bait and switch with the nation’s bill payers.

  74. I vote no. WTH. We finally get a tax break then they hit us with another. What did they do with Reagan’s.05 cent gas tax that was supposed to be used on roads and bridges?

    And what does every state do with their gas taxes that were supposed to be used for the same??

    • Disgusted Caucasian | January 17, 2018 at 11:07 am |

      Pennsylvania squanders the highest state gas tax in the country on their public pension ponzie scheme.

      • True that….all over civil unions wages and golden pensions are real tax killers

        Management, in this case politicians, must be held accountable for agreeing to civil union demands

  75. Brandon Balzer | January 17, 2018 at 10:58 am |

    I would not have a problem with this tax if it was strictly for roads, bridges and dams. It does not need to go towards “green” projects unless its improving one of those three line items ie: more efficient processes or equipment for federal or state entities.

  76. Carl Neptune | January 17, 2018 at 10:53 am |

    Dear Donald,

    We didn’t elect you to raise our feakin’ taxes. Read my lips, Mr. President: No New Taxes!

  77. Nope.

  78. lb--PROUD DEPLORABLE | January 17, 2018 at 10:50 am |

    NO HELL NO! When all the holier-than-thou greenies who want the multimillion $ “bike paths” are subjected to a BIKE TAX and required to pay a license for their bikes they use on public roads, then and ONLY then can you talk to me about a gas tax increase. In TN last year there were a bunch of slimey maneuvers pushed by a Gov (despicable haslam) on his way out the door that increased our gas tax. Watch that get repealed first thing in new session.

  79. Linda Griffin | January 17, 2018 at 10:50 am |

    We should use that money we’re giving to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and all those other countries with their hand out who hate us.

  80. As if tax wasn’t high enough on it as it is. Between local, state and federal taxes, it’s the most taxed commodity we have. 50 to 55 cents per gallon.

    • Disgusted Caucasian | January 17, 2018 at 11:18 am |

      In PA the tax on a gallon of diesel is $1.00 if you add them together and our roads are “deplorable.”

  81. There is no other way besides selling our highways to foreign corporations to charge us to use them- like Texas has done. Idiots in Austin cannot do 4th grade math. They believed that because new cars get so much better MPG, that 10 cents a gallon wouldn’t fund the highways. Yet we built the Interstate system (1950’s) on about the number of drivers nationally, that we have in Texas, now. One can spend $100+/ month using the tollways in the DFW area.- or you can drive for an extra hour….at $2.00+/ gall gas, another 10 cents is nothing..in the 50’s we paid .25/gal TAX

    • All American | January 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm |

      Proposed fixes to road congestion fueled by Interstate 35 are now in limbo after Gov. Greg Abbott voiced opposition to proposed toll lanes as part of the upgrades.

    • Sorry, but there were too many figures and calculations in your post to be able to follow it all.

  82. maybe, just maybe if the 18-cent a gallon went to actually what it’s intended to do we wouldn’t need infrastructure re-do. Stop with all the environmental projects like bike paths and bridges for walking and spend the money on the roads and bridges where it was intended to be spent.

    • You mean like how lottery money was supposed to be used for education?

      Or how social security was supposed to be used for individual’s retirement?

      • HarryObrian | January 18, 2018 at 6:00 am |

        It, lottery money, is used for education, it goes directly into the pension funds of all teachers, nothing for the kids except the continuation of the dumbing down process by those unionized robots called teachers. Job security is job 1.

    • charliehorsescout | January 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm |

      And stop the tax incentives for ev’s. Then make those ev’s pay a road tax since they don’t use gas.

    • CASSY IS SASSY | January 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm |

      And do the job the CORRECT way the first time.
      Don’t just use cheap products and sloppy workmanship, or you will only end up with the same problem.

  83. Jeremy Peace | January 17, 2018 at 10:36 am |

    How about cutting off all foreign aid to countries that hate us? Cut government pensions of traitors like Obamaturd, and Hilltard, Weiner, Lynch, Comey, Holder, Rice, Wasserman, and the list goes on.

    • how about not paying congressional representatives their last salary for life even if they only serve two years?

      • Carl Neptune | January 17, 2018 at 10:54 am |

        Great idea

      • Make them have the same medical insurance that they said was good for all the American Citizens. “What’s good for the goose is also good for the gander”.

      • Or take all lobby money from congress and use that for our infrastructure!

      • That doesn’t happen. Remember Gabby Giffords? She delayed her resignation for a year in order to complete the five-year requirement for a pension. And the pension she would be eligible for was somewhere between $25,000 and $40,000. Yes, that’s a lot of money (a lot more than my own pension for working many more years), but it’s nowhere near her “last salary.”

    • I would vote for that !

    • Get the entire congress to give up their pay until the national debt is gone and then make them live in their means and cut unwanted programs, ABC agencies, as well all foriegn aid.

  84. What has govt done with all the “gas tax” money to rebuild highways??? OOPS!!!!
    Government cant be trusted… Go Tax Mexico and tourists to and from MEXICO!

  85. How much money do we give in foreign aid each year?
    Shouldn’t those funds be reallocated FIRST to finance the protection of our borders and American citizens, before saddling us with additional tax on crucial commodities?

  86. How about asking Obama to give back that $800 BILLION he stole from taxpayers to fund his big government bureaucracy in Washington DC. That money was meant for infrastructure.

    • He used his Trillion to payoff campaign donors,.,. many in the “green” solar industry.

    • See: $$ sent to Iran…

    • It wasn’t just the commie in charge. His little reds in the congress like Pelosi, Reid, Durban, Schiff that did all that.

    • That’s right…what happened to those ‘shovel-ready’ jobs???

    • Good point. What happened to that money? Where does the current tax money on gas go? Do people even know how much of the gas price is government tax? Where is all my state and local tax going? Every time a dollar comes to us or goes away from us it’s taxed. Where is all that money going and why is it never enough?

      • HarryObrian | January 18, 2018 at 5:57 am |

        I came here to ask the same thing, WhereTF is the present tax money being used?
        I tell you what, rescind the tax cuts across the board and just don’t raise taxes on anything for the next 8 years and let’s see how that works. These greedy useless thieves in DC are pathetic.

        • The government needs to have a proportional balanced budget just like any other organization or family.
          I’m a proponent of a permanent flat tax across the board. Everybody should pay the same percentage regardless of income level. It’s the only fair and equal thing. We should all have an equal investment in America.
          Our tax system couldn’t be more backward and unfair. If I am lazy I shoudn’t be rewarded for it. If I work harder, I shouldn’t be penalized for it. Our tax laws promote class warfare and give people incentives to produce less and vote for those who promise to manipulate taxes in their favor.

  87. landy fincannon | January 17, 2018 at 10:28 am |

    “Right leaning Chamber of Commerce ” what?
    The immutable truth in government are taxes and perpetual debt.

    • Good point – actually ‘Left leaning’ big government Chamber of Commerce. They love more and more [illegal] immigrants…

      • That’s the only real controversial issue I can see. Most everything else leans to the right. They generally attack democrats and support republicans. They’re against the Affordable Care Act, regulations related to climate change. Just because you disagree with them on one thing doesn’t make them a left wing organization.

    • The chamber is as far left as it can get!

      • landy fincannon | January 17, 2018 at 11:48 am |

        Indeed. Who makes this sheet up?

        • US Chamber of Commerce is a right leaning non profit lobbying group. Some of the things they are against are regulations on climate change, Affordable Care Act. They have paid for aggressive ads attacking democratic candidates and mostly supported republican candidates. There has been some controversy for their support of amnesty for illegal immigrants but by and large they support conservative values.

      • How so? They’re against Affordable Care Act, Regulations related to global warming, generally support republican candidates. They have a few controversial issues but one could hardly call them alt-left.

    • It should be renamed the Crony Chamber of Commerce. They’re all for taxing the serfs and keeping labor costs down by importing a 3rd world labor force while they buy sweetheart deals from the CONgressCrooks.

      • You did know they supported Trumps tax cuts. So do you agree with the left that it was a tax cut for the wealthy?

        • The left hasn’t been correct about anything in their entire existence. Speaking of wealthy, how many dachas do Bernie & his crooked wife need before they’re excommunicated from the proletariat?

    • So since USCC supported Trumps tax cuts you must also agree with the left that it was a tax cut for the wealthy & crumbs for the middle class.

      • landy fincannon | January 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm |

        I’m not sure if you’re trying to bait me or what.
        I do think we are living in a corporatocray.

        GE, after filing a 57.000 page tax return. Paid zero taxes on 14 billion dollars in profit. I seriously doubt this was an isolated event.

      • landy fincannon | January 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm |

        You know we are living in strange time when a man that attends a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, pro-climate control, and pro-gun control church is considered a conservative.
        Of course I’m talking Neil Gorsuch.

  88. Foreign aid from countries that are not friendly to the U.S. should pay for this not hard working Americans.

  89. We don’t need new taxes, fund this by diverting foreign aid from unfriendly countries of the U.S.

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