If so, then the quoted statements would have said that. They DIDN't.<quoted text>
Once again, the statement was not abount maintaining the current revenue. It was about creating more income by raising taxes to the levels of European taxes on gasoline. If Volcker has his way, our US taxes on gasoline would look like the European taxes on gasoline.
They stated the need to generate the SAME revenue with lower gas sales.
Either you are stupid or you are paranoid. Come to think of it, there is no reason that you cannot be both..