Suspend Gas Taxes Now

Wayne Winsley, committed to effectively represent all the people of Connecticut’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District and to restore the Public Trust

NAUGATUCK, CONN – September 12:




Wayne Winsley, committed to effectively represent all the people of Connecticut’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District and to restore the Public Trust, today released the following statement:

“Whether a person has a full-time job that they must commute to; or, a person is out of work but actively seeking a job; or commuting to a part-time job; or, commuting to school; or, going to the grocery store to purchase food for their family – we need gasoline in the tank. That’s the reality.

Here’s another part of our reality: ‘Putting gas in the tank costs money’ . In Connecticut, gasoline costs are way too high.

Why is every one of us paying excessively high ‘Gas Prices at the Pumphere in Connecticut? Here are some facts:

o The fact is every gallon of gas costs much more today than it did when President Obama took office.

o The fact that Mr. Obama blocks expanded drilling is another.

o The dollar’s devaluation internationally is another.

o The dollar’s decreasing purchasing power domestically is yet another.

Each of these facts-among others-are part of the ‘per gallon cost’ problem each of us faces every time ‘at the pump’.

“But, the overriding factor is the ineffective representation by incumbents among the CT Delegation to Washington - as well as State Legislative majority in Hartford, who persistently have put their own ‘tax collecting interests’ and ongoing ‘politics-as-usual’ ahead of all of the people’s interests. Such practices cannot be permitted to continue.”

“It’s Time to Change. It’s Time to Lead. It’s Time to Act. It’s Time to Suspend Gas Taxes!”

Today, I call on 

every incumbent/challenger for the US Congress to join me in Suspending the Federal Gas Tax.

I am calling for a full suspension of the $18.4 cents per gallon Federal Gas Tax effective October 1, 2012.

We do not need to wait for January. In fact, we must not wait. We must take action now ‘for the people’.

Further, in the spirit of Restoring America’s Promise , I cordially invite every current Federal Incumbent/Challenger to join me; and, I am extending my hand to each current CT Federal Incumbent (Blumenthal, Lieberman, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes, Larson and Murphy) as well as each CT Federal Challenger (Decker, Estey, Formica, McMahon, Obsitnick, Rorabach, among others).

In addition, I call on 


every incumbent/challenger for the State Legislature to join me in Suspending the CT State Gas Tax


I am calling for a full suspension of the $48.6 cents per gallon CT State Gas Tax effective October 1, 2012.

We do not need to wait for the next scheduled session. Again, we must take action now ‘to do the people’s work’.

With all respect to, and expectation of, Governor Malloy, a prompt call of the CT General Assembly into special session this month 

is both warranted and needed.

Further, in the spirit of Restoring America’s Promise in Connecticut , I urge all Incumbent leaders of both the majority and minority parties in the CT General Assembly to include  each of their respective Challengers in any and all pre-special session General Assembly discussions. Of course, all such formal and informal gatherings as well as the Special Session should be televised live on CTN.

To speak directly with Wayne Winsley, schedule a media interview, or to schedule a visit with your group, organization or association, contact him directly 

by phone at 


860-248-0324 or via email wayne@winsleyforcongress.org

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Christopher Schaefer September 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM
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