Wednesday, April 26, 2006

High Gas Prices and Democrats

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.


At 10:28 AM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

In their defense, getting people out of their cars is a noble idea. I'm all for it.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Ol' BC said...

There has to be a better way to encourage people to do it. I all for it too but not for the same reasons. These are many of the same people who will sit at a sidewalk cafe and breathe exhaust and diesel fumes and legislate against smoking.

At 8:11 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Driving is one of life's great pleasures. There's nothing like a spring day on the open road with the windows down and Tower of Power blaring on the stereo.

There are many things that can be done to lower gas prices ... Repealing the gasoline taxes, repealing corporate taxes on oil companies, and getting the government out of the business of regulating domestic drilling and refining would all have a more significant AND meaningful effect on both gasoline prices and the restoration of American freedom.


At 4:01 PM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

Well, despite the fact that both of your statements are riddled with purely subjective personal opinions about driving and the people who legislate against smoking (a gross generalization, I am sure...) there are no other incentives right now to get people to ride their bikes or use public transportation. And you really shouldn't presume to know why I support these things...

At 12:29 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

And you really shouldn't presume to know why I support these things...

I honestly couldn't give a crap.

Let people ride bikes or the bus if they want. That's not my problem.



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