Want to avoid scrutiny? Don’t suggest higher gas prices if you’re an auto exec

In a recent interview, GM chief executive Dan Akerson suggested Washington increase the gas tax. His PR department, meanwhile, is probably increasing its alcohol intake.

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The CEO at America’s favorite bailed-out automaker told the Detroit News that instead of forcing car companies to make more fuel-efficient vehicles, lawmakers should instead increase the gas tax.

Akerson said:

“You know what I’d rather have them do—this will make my Republican friends puke—as gas is going to go down here now, we ought to just slap a 50-cent or a dollar tax on a gallon of gas … People will start buying more Cruzes and they will start buying less Suburbans.”

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