Ann Coulter remembers.
Amazing how those Democrats forget things they propose from time to time. Ann doesn't let them off the hook.
The last time the Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the presidency
was in 1993. Immediately after trying to put gays in the military and socialize
all health care, Clinton's next order of business was to propose an energy tax
on all fuels, including a 26-cent tax on gas. I think the bill was called
"putting people first in line at the bus station." Al Gore defended the gas tax,
vowing that it was "absolutely not coming out" of the energy bill regardless of
"how much trouble it causes the entire package." The important thing was to
force Americans to stop their infernal car-driving, no matter how much it cost.
Yeah, I remember that. It just slipped my mind for a little while. Amazing how the media doesn't remind us these things. Remember this?
Gary Hart, another whimsical demonstration of what Democrats think a
president should be like, said at the time, "I certainly favor consumption
taxes, particularly on energy." Then there's John Kerry, who favored a 50-cent
increase in the gas tax in 1994. If he were a rap artist, Kerry's stage name
would be "Fifty Cent a Gallon."
Oh that Ann. What a sense of humor. Sometimes it tends to cloud the points she makes. That's a shame because normally her points are pretty clear. Like this one.
The Democrats' only objection to current gas prices is that the federal
government's cut is a mere 18.4 cents a gallon. States like New York get another
44 cents per gallon in taxes. The Democratic brain processes the fact that "big
oil companies" get nearly 9 cents a gallon and thinks: WE SHOULD HAVE ALL THAT
MONEY! When the free market does the exact thing liberals have been itching to
do through taxation, they pretend to be appalled by high gas prices, hoping the
public will forget that high gas prices are part of their agenda.
So you see, ladies and gentlemen, as the Democrats whine and carp about gasoline prices, they are merely campaigning for votes. They will not be exposed by most media sources for some reason. But people like Ann Coulter will point things out that most of us have forgotten.
Just an observation.