Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Gassss Tax

Hilary Clinton has to be an idiot.

I don't say that lightly, because I've met her... and she seemed really smart at the time. But this "Gas Tax Holiday" is dumber than toast. She wants to windfall-tax the big oil companies (Something that is currently impossible...Bush has pledged to Veto) and then take away the gas tax on consumers for a few months.

This is pure, ridiculous pandering. If you remove the tax, oil retailers will simply jack up the price. Even, assuming that the laws of supply and demand some-how took a vacation, the most an average American would save at the pump would be 30$ over 3 months.

Every Economist, or human being, with two brain cells to rub together knows the gas-tax-holiday is bullshit. Yet Hillary is beating the drum for it anyway. Claiming that Economists are "Elitists" who are out of touch with what real working American's need. Are you kidding me? Can we go back to the over 100 million dollars on your last tax return? You really think you're in a position to be a champion of poor and working-class people? Go away Hillary, your desperation is turning from sad to downright insulting.

Ironically enough, at a recent campaign gimmic, Hillary mentioned, while standing next to a gas pump, that she hadn't used one herself in years.

I would like to propose an alternative tax. The Bullshit tax. Every time a politician knowingly lies through their teeth they have to put a dime in the IRS tax jar.
We should have the budget balanced in no time.


cdemaine said...

Her ideas on housing/mortgages were equally vacuous. Politicians making these kind of potential policy comments in public should concern every thinking citizen.

I don't expect the politicians to be experts on anything in particular except not speaking without expert support.

Chris Haseman said...

I agree. It's one thing to be ignorant. It's another to to be ignorant and then try to tell people who do know what they're doing that you know better.