Gas Tax Hol Divides Dems, Unites Hillrod and McCain

gas tax hol divides dems unites hillrod and mccain

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Just kidding, it's the worst of times. I can't even turn on the TV for fear of seeing anything having to do with the election. And gas prices have and are going up and up; I've paid $4.10 a gallon for the past two weeks. But presumptive Republican nominee John McCain (presuming he lives long enough) has a solution. Suspend the Federal gas tax for the summer. That's 18.4 cents per gallon to you and me. Not so fast says Barry Hussein Obama. That's a smoke and mirrors election year tactic that will, "save consumers little and do nothing to curtail oil consumption and imports." In comes Hillrod off the top turnbuckle. Mrs. Clinton says that Mr. Obama is "out of touch with ordinary Americans who are struggling to meet their mortgages and gas up their cars and trucks." Anyone else LOVE when multi-millionaires accuse other multi-millionaires of being out of touch? OK, so you might be expecting a spot of analysis. All I can tell you is this: my girlfriend is driving around in my WRX this week because her car is a death trap and I have some $100,000+ [s]fun toy[/s] press car that you'll hear about later. Anyhow, she was bemoaning the fact my car requires premium fuel. I explained to her that the 20 cent premium over regular works out to less than $2 a tank. And the Federal gas tax is less than that. You catch my drift?

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  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Apr 30, 2008

    Yourname, I call BS. Please provide information about farm programs that cap the cost of the products produced. Otherwise, your argument is foo.

  • Ttacgreg Ttacgreg on Apr 30, 2008

    When oil prices declined drastically in the late 80's, I was hoping that we would tax petroleum to support the higher prices that were contributing to the very successful conservation and efficiency gains made in the 80's throughout the economy. We knew then oil is finite. It still is. Good old short sighted USA, we partied on with trucks & SUV's the next twenty years instead, and ignored any sort of forward looking policies. So here we are, in thrall to market forces, and oil barons foreign and domestic, whose agenda is their enrichment at everyone's expense. They control the government. Is it any wonder endless war in the middle east, justified by entirely debatable premises, is what we have? Those petroleum taxes could have been plowed directly into the transition away from petroleum. Had the successful national move in the 80's to more conservation, and the planning and development of alternatives been adhered to the past twenty years, the USA would have a healthier economy, a healthier democracy, and a healthier planet Earth.

  • WildBill WildBill on Apr 30, 2008

    I just want them to do SOMETHING! Hell, .18 a gallon... I'll take it! Whatever. Stupid Congress is blocking every possible way to increase energy production in this country. I'm going to vote for the one that stands up and says "Enough! Lets get going on all sources of domestic production."

  • Quasimondo Quasimondo on Apr 30, 2008

    Correct me if I'm wrong here, but wasn't Hillary one of the folks who publicly chastised Obama because he drove a Hemi-powered Chrysler 300C?

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