KC Star Editorial Board: Biden & Davids’ gas tax plan would do more harm than good

June 27, 2022

The Kansas City Star Editorial Board has come out against Joe Biden’s plan to suspend the federal gas tax, which Sharice Davids’ has supported, noting that it would have no “significant impact on gas prices.” 

They went on to show the breakdown: “The federal tax on a gallon of gasoline is 18.4 cents (diesel fuel is taxed at 24.4 cents a gallon). For a 15 gallon tank of gas, that’s a federal tax of $2.76. When it costs nearly $70 to fill that tank, the savings will be hard to see. For a family filling up once a week, the tax savings over the three-month suspension would be about $41.”

NRCC Comment: “Sharice Davids has failed to bring down gas prices and left Kansas families to deal with the higher prices crushing their bank accounts.” — NRCC Spokeswoman Maggie Abboud