Gas-tax reprieve was an idea running on empty

Francis, David R.
May 2008
Inside Tucson Business;5/19/2008, Vol. 17 Issue 50, p20
The article focuses on the impact of the proposal made by U.S. Senator John McCain to suspend the 18.4 cents per gallon federal excise tax on gasoline between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It notes that several economists considered the short tax holiday a nonsense. The survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that paying for gasoline easily tops the list of economic woes seen by American families.


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