Senate Budget Committee Member Jeff Sessions is 'flabbergasted' by a request for an unspecified (as yet) tax proposed by Obama to raise 435 billion dollars for a  62% increase in Department of Transportation spending.

Testimony earlier today by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood turned into a shouting match between him and Sessions over the tax proposal.  LaHood claims the new tax is needed because current gas taxes are not bringing in enough revenue--due in part to increased fuel efficiency vehicles,  which the Obama Administration has been pushing for all along.  LaHood claims Obama's plan is a jobs bill that will help create employment as well as bring down the defecit.