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Top progressives come out swinging against possible gas tax in bipartisan infrastructure plan since it would hurt lower-income Americans

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Some key progressives are swinging at one particular provision in the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure framework: indexing the gas tax to inflation.
"Indexing the gas tax is just a way to raise taxes on working people next year instead of this year," Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said Wednesday during a Senate Finance Committee hearing.
Then Sen. Bernie Sanders assailed the levy, too. "Gas taxes are regressive taxes," he said on Tuesday, referring to a type of tax that disproportionately falls on lower-income Americans.
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