President Bush yesterday rejected the idea of a higher gas tax to pay for bridge repairs. Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican, had proposed a 5 cent federal gas tax hike to pay for repairs to hundreds of aging bridges.
The President blamed the Democrats for failing to set spending priorities.
We can't say we're surprised. If the President won't raise taxes to fight the War on Terror, he certainly isn't going to support more taxes for bridges, even when some of them fall into the Mississippi River.