Tampa, Florida 2022-06-22 21:11:46 –
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced a multi-part plan to reduce gasoline prices, including a gasoline tax holiday.
When I ask the driver about the cost of gasoline, a word comes to mind. “Well … it’s ridiculous,” Mavis Sapp said.
According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Florida is $ 4.77.
“Hopefully it will be over very soon,” Sapp said.
Some drivers told ABC Action News that they wouldn’t go out much anymore.
“You have to choose where you are going now,” said Caroline Murillo.
Murillo had to decide whether to fill the tank or refill the fridge. Now it’s almost $ 65 to $ 70, “she said.
In a recent attempt to reduce pump pain, Biden is asking Congress to pass a three-month suspension of federal gas and diesel taxes. The federal gas tax is about 18 cents per gallon. Biden is also asking the state to suspend its petrol tax, as many have already done.
Florida legislators have passed the 2022 gas tax holiday, but will not be valid until October, one month before reelection.
Biden’s proposed petrol tax holiday comes when a record number of Floridans are preparing to get out on the road on the weekend of July 4th.
“In total, about 2.6 million people will travel, and about 2.3 million of these travelers will travel on the road,” said AAA spokeswoman Michel Harris.
Gasoline prices are expected to rise further throughout the summer, and drivers said the petrol tax holiday would give families a little more room.
“If I could get a tax cut with this, it would help. Now anything will help,” Murillo said.
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