Leave it to Evers: Remembering Tony’s gas tax hike

MADISON — State Rep. Mark Born calls it a Tale of Two Tonys.

Leave it to phony Gov. Tony Evers to urge the federal government to suspend the federal gas tax after pushing a budget proposal that would have hiked the state gas tax and tied it yearly to the rate of inflation.

Can you imagine how much more you’d be paying at the pumps today had Evers’ gotten his way in 2019?

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau can.

Motorists would be shelling out 42 cents a gallon more today in taxes alone — a more than 30 percent increase, according to a new LFB memo.  With Badger State gas prices already hovering around $4 a gallon, Evers’ tax hike would have made drivers feel a lot more pain at the pump.

“It’s funny that our Governor called on the federal government to suspend their portion of the gas tax when his budget proposal would have erased nearly any savings seen at the pump,” said Born (R-Beaver Dam), co-chair of the Legislature’s budget-writing committee.

The gas tax hike was part of Evers’ $1 billion-plus tax increase in his 2019-21 budget proposal. Republicans in the Legislature killed it.

In another Tale of Two Tonys, the governor has gone around taking credit for the billions of dollars in tax relief Republicans delivered when they nixed Evers’ tax-and-spend budget proposals and rebuilt them from the ground up.

It’s one of Evers’ many delusions. But that might have something to do with an election year and an electorate growing very tired of Big Government liberals.

“It would have been nice if Governor Evers had considered advocating for better fiscal policy throughout his term, not just when he’s up for re-election,” Born said.

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2 responses to “Leave it to Evers: Remembering Tony’s gas tax hike”

  1. Harry Avatar
    Harry

    So Taxing Tony wanted to raise Wisconsin’s gas tax? While it is already the 11th highest of all states!! Does raising a tax get him some badge of honor from liberals for making peoples life a hell? There’s s no reason in hell why anybody should vote for a liberal at any level of government again after all we have witnessed and learned!!

  2. Harold Wlkes Avatar
    Harold Wlkes

    All taxes should have been historically indexed to the speed of light (even during daylight saving time).

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