Davids fails Kansans again

June 23, 2022

Yesterday, Sharice Davids welcomed the Biden Administration’s proposed gas tax suspension and wished he had taken this step sooner because she has been calling for this idea for months. 

But Davids’ own party members came out blasting the plan as nothing but a campaign gimmick.

Here’s what they’re saying…

Washington Post: “Top Treasury Department officials expressed doubts about the gas tax holiday, and at least two top White House economists also privately conveyed reservations.”

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer: Suspending the gas tax may not “have the intended effect in terms of the retail price.”

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio: “Suspending the federal gas tax will not provide meaningful relief at the pump for American families, but it will blow a multibillion-dollar hole in the highway trust fund, putting funding for future infrastructure projects at risk.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Dismissed the idea as “very showbiz” and argued it would not have a practical impact on consumers.

Former President Barack Obama: Suspending the gas tax is a “gimmick” to save Americans half a tank of gas over the summer so that lawmakers could “say that they did something.”

Mark Zandi, the chief economist of Moody’s Analytics: A gas tax holiday is “very much on the margin” in terms of lowering gas prices.

Dean Baker, a liberal economist and White House ally: “It looks like you’re doing something, but it’s not really — I think they know that.”

NRCC Comment: “This is Sharice Davids’ latest failed effort to bring down gas prices in a significant way. Kansas families can’t trust Davids to give them relief from the higher prices crushing their bank accounts.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Maggie Abboud