‘This Will Make My Republican Friends Puke’: GM CEO Calls For $1 Gas Tax Hike

In an interview with the Detroit News, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said higher gas taxes would be good for Detroit: “This will make my Republican friends puke — as gas is going to go down here now, we ought to just slap a 50-cent or a dollar tax on a gallon of gas.”

Higher gas taxes, slowly phased in, would stabilize volatile gas prices, encourage the purchase of more fuel-efficient cars, fund critical infrastructure needs, and keep billions of American dollars from going overseas to oil companies and petrodictators.


“A 50-cent gas tax would make everyone puke. A dollar might make me puke my heart and lungs,” Glenn Beck responded. “I’ve seen your crappy new electric car. Nobody is buying it.”

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