29 April, 2008

No Gas Tax Holiday

Instead, let's kick off summer with a gas tax hike! About an extra dollar per gallon should do the trick. Then let's use the revenues to send every person in the United States a check for 1/300,000,000 of the amount collected.

Apparently, Bush is now totally down with the proposed McCain/Clinton gas tax holiday. This is a perfect example of Obama's approach to politics. Matt writes:

In other words, Clinton doesn't agree with McCain's idea. She'll do it only "if we could make up the lost revenues from the Highway Trust Fund." But we can't make up the lost revenues from the Highway Trust Fund, so she won't do it. And that's the right answer, but she's successfully confused most of the audience into thinking she does favor the holiday. Anyone who pays enough attention to realize she doesn't favor the holiday is probably high-information enough to realize that the holiday is a bad idea.
Obama, on the other hand, says it's a bad idea, because it is. Instead of treating people like children, he's telling them the truth about what he believes and what he wants to do. Of course, if people act like children in response...

UPDATE:Yglesias:
This is basically the environment/energy/transportation equivalent equivalent of Obama's anti-mandate fliers and it makes it very hard to imagine that [Clinton]'s prepared to try to do anything about climate change.

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