"McCain-Clinton Gas Tax Holiday"
|[I love this. This is yet another good example of why Obama will be so much better as president.]|
McCain and Clinton, who apparently are coordinating their policies now, have proposed that the 18.4 cent federal gas tax be lifted for the summer to help people get through the summer.
Only one problem. (Well, actually many.) It seems that many economists have come out against the "plan" because the temporary price decrease would increase demand, which would drive the price right back up and, instead of the money going to the federal fund that is used to build and maintain roads and bridges, it will go to oil companies, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Iran, and Iraq (who will bank it and continue to let us pay for their reconstruction. Sorry, off topic). Tom Friedman pounds on it too.
Anybody remember right before the 2006 mid-term elections when the Republicans, desperate to maintain their majorities in Congress, tried to push through a pander-rific $300 gas rebate? It was shut down pretty quickly as voters were quick to recognize that what was going on was attempted vote buying, not responsible policy making.
Well, McCain-Clinton seem to be going to that well again.
This is one of the most insanely idiotic proposals that I have ever heard. (But at least it is bipartisan idiocy.) What a couple of mavericks. The best part is that I read several articles that called it the "McCain-Clinton" plan.
That seems appropriate since they are acting like they are running mates anyway.
Here's their opponent, looking like a president (an honest - we haven't seen that in a while):
Shillary W. Clinton, ready to say and do anything to be elected on day 1 (or day 2, or day 3, or hell, pick a day and tell her what you want her to say - I'm sure she'll oblige).