This is unbelievable!
According to Breitbart News, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said he prefers Americans spending more on gas but “unfortunately, Americans have become so accustomed to the low gas prices.”
Cleaver said, “I do think that, given the preference, I, and probably many others, would like to see the gasoline tax raised. As you know, that has been talked about for decades. And unfortunately, Americans have become so accustomed to the low gas prices, and even though I would challenge anybody if they leave wherever they are right now, looking at this — at your show, to go out and ask ten people how much they pay in federal gasoline taxes, they can’t tell you.”
He added, “They won’t be able to tell you until a number’s put out there, when somebody says we’re going to raise the taxes in order to pay our infrastructure costs, or the re-building of our infrastructure, and then, all of a sudden, somebody will start waging a war. They’re trying to raise your taxes. You won’t be able to drive anyplace. It’s going to cost too much money and so forth. So, you’ve got to come up with a system, I think, that the majority of the American public will go along with.” You can watch a clip of Cleaver’s remarks here.