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Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax, but GOP says it's 'dead on arrival'

Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax, but GOP says it's 'dead on arrival'

President Obama is proposing a $10-a-barrel oil tax meant to discourage oil consumption, just one example in his final budget proposal that describes a vision of government he likely will never be able to enact.

Even before the proposals are rolled out Tuesday, Republicans who control Congress have pronounced the oil tax “dead on arrival,” a prognosis that applies not only to the rest of his 2017 budget plan, but to his legislative aspirations in general.

The president’s annual budgets usually arrive with a thud on Capitol Hill — dismissed by Republicans as far afield from their own fiscal priorities, and panned even by some Democrats as...

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