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Richer and the city the average is four dollars and fifteen cents a gallon thanks to a whole bunch attacks as queen city councilman.
Here alone junior is looking to change that welcome thanks for coming on the show and -- Democrat I -- -- looking to cut taxes what your plan.
Chicago has the highest prices we have the highest taxes in new York and I represented -- hard working area of queens made up of mom and -- stories.
People like me spent their whole lives there -- mixed in with the most diverse population in the entire world the one thing we'll have -- -- we don't think vacation.
During the Summers and we're very worried that the next two months -- federal government has no viable plan to stop gas tank DS prices from raising up to about five dollars.
And so forth a local governments state city government's -- what they can't.
Seven taxes right seven taxes absolutely federal states to city taxes three three state taxes at least.
Seventy cents out of every four dolls guests that you purchase.
Is attacks and people realize that's a one thing local governments can do is suspend or lower that tax for certain portion -- the summer maybe the whole summer may -- -- let's see what we can do.
To give these people a break -- that they stay home.
Economy's gonna get -- get -- This important issue because their communities all around the country that are grappling with -- same issue we were talking to folks from Maryland where they're thinking about actually raising the gas tax right now -- it you know even with everything it's going on of course that the transportation now.
That federal authorities are looking at and what they always say is that if you cut attacks.
The roads are gonna fall apart whatever projects that need to be done that you're gonna -- whatever money you save on gas you're gonna spend on new tires because the roads will be -- how do you respond to that.
You know this.
Infrastructure has been -- spending buzz -- recently in Washington and local.
Come first well we're talking about spending for a few months -- we just have you know a few thousand stimulus plans that -- supposed to fix the infrastructure.
And second of all the money that isn't that does go from these taxes to infrastructure is rated all the time by local governments and -- federal state government has taken out -- -- for general purposes anyway.
So nobody should -- -- infrastructure and run away it's okay raise our taxes.
Because a subtext that was actually happening would you have to do something to make up -- -- sharp -- taxes have to be raised elsewhere.
Well there were other options -- -- -- tax amnesty that always brings in a hundred million or so for a for people who -- Osama penalties.
But what I'm saying is -- -- we may lose revenue but we will definitely lose tax revenue if we allow this to happen to triple -- says 30% of people.
May stay home.
That's gas tax the loopholes those are businesses restaurants you name it these people would go out and -- and spend their money -- That they won't they stay home in their backyard blow -- you know I love this idea but is it a PR -- or do you think that there's really chance of getting this done already -- It has been done yet but I'm here we're talking -- nationally and I think this will start a movement throughout the throughout the country I hope because I don't think a lot of people know how much of their guests.
But what they're paying for -- actually goes to tax now -- and and and now we do.
And may -- local governments -- look at what what other money can they bring -- to offset these guest Tek guest taxes for the summer so that people can still take their vacations.
And when you think people would -- -- money it would go take vacations they would spend in their local stores are.
Or would they just -- -- do they not have an anyways we might not see big loser like me they're looking forward to vacations they wanted to think it's the -- Hiking in the Adirondacks are too good to Broadway Show you name it and they won't be able to do that if they if gas costs 5000 -- with a hundred dollars to pull the -- -- gas that's outrageous that's.
It's a night out on the town that's a really expensive pair of sneakers you shouldn't be routine stop and -- guess that.
I -- you're drafting a legislation you're gonna call on Albany.
To suspend the gas tax keep us posted let us know what happens -- well thanks for coming on.
Her well you might need to win the -- head million.
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