Dems propose ‘Reasonable Profits Board’ to confiscate oil company profits

Confiscated profits would be used for tax credits for politically correct cars.

The Hill reports,

Six House Democrats, led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), want to set up a “Reasonable Profits Board” to control gas profits.

The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a “windfall profit tax” as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil and gas, according to their legislation. The bill provides no specific guidance for how the board would determine what constitutes a reasonable profit…

Kucinich said these tax revenues would be used to fund alternative transportation programs when oil-and-gas prices spike.

“Gas prices continue to rise, creating a hardship for the American people,” he said. “At the same time, oil companies are making record profits gouging their customers. This bill would tax only the excess profits and create forward-thinking transportation alternatives.”

Specifically, he said the money would be used to fund a tax credit on the purchase of fuel-efficient cars and set up a grant program for mass transit programs when oil-and-gas prices are high.

Read the entire Hill article.

2 thoughts on “Dems propose ‘Reasonable Profits Board’ to confiscate oil company profits”

  1. I on the other hand would like to set up a “reasonable taxes” board. At any point when the board decides that the government is exceeding it’s borrowing and spending authority and is taking in a “windfall” in taxes , the board may decide what should be a resonable tax on the american people and business and lower taxes to as low as 0%.
    The excess money that lands back in the hands of the people can be used to buy or ride anything they desire in a free society.
    Congress will then be freed up to do what every american has to do every day….balance their budget.

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