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Expect More Pork as Shuster Gets the Transport Gavel

bkurth Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 8:13 AM
Raising the tax on gasoline has the effect of "hitting the poor the hardest" however, since it raises the cost of their food. Which helps explain why Pelosi and the Democrats generally support the idea.

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) is the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. His father, Bud, chaired the committee from 1995 to 2001 and would have been a first-ballot inductee into the Porker Hall of Fame if one existed. Having ridden his dad’s coattails into office, the big government apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree.

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