“Well, look, as I said, what is in the bipartisan bill in terms of spending is, from what I can see, mostly good. It is roads and bridges, and we need to do that. That is what we are proposing in our legislation but in much greater numbers,” Sanders said.
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Sanders: “I don’t know that they even know yet, but some of the speculation is raising a gas tax, which I don’t support.” pic.twitter.com/5RU2TrGBz4
However, the Vermont senator said he took issue with what he characterized as a lack of clarity about how the bipartisan bill would be funded.
“I don’t know that they even know yet, but some of the speculation is raising our gas tax, which I don’t support, a fee on electric vehicles, privatization of infrastructure. Those are proposals that I would not support,” he said.
“I don’t know that anybody could give you an honest answer to that because nobody really knows what is going to be in this bipartisan agreement and how it is going to be paid for,” Sanders said. “So if it is roads and bridges, yeah, of course we need to do that, and I support that. If it is regressive taxation, you know, raising the gas tax or a fee on electric vehicles or the privatization of infrastructure, no, I wouldn’t support it. So we don’t have the details right now.”