Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Any Idea," huh?

Reading the Tribune during lunch, I found this snippet:

Bush was asked about a proposal by Republican presidential contender John McCain, later endorsed by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, to suspend taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel for the summer travel season. The tax is 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline and 24.4 cents on diesel fuel.

"I'm open to any ideas and we'll analyze anything that comes up," he said.
Suspending taxes would be stupid - it's not the taxes that are the problem, and with the government running deeply in the red as it is, it can't afford the revenue loss. However, since Shrub is supposedlly open to anything, here goes - it is well-known that the price of gasoline no longer reflects supply and demand, but instead the efforts of big-money investors to save their own asses. In the interests of preventing this price inflation from hurting the economy further, price controls should be implemented. If Nixon, the most vile President before Dubya, could do it, Bush can do it too.

He won't, though - he and his buddies are all oil guys. The last thing they want is the price to come down.


rknil said...

When the dust settles, I think we'll learn details about this administration that will make Nixon's look like a kindergarten class.

Leave it to G.W. Bush and his cronies to take the Nixon playbook and build on it. I'm not sure it's much of a stretch to pin the tag of "pathologically insane" on G.W. at this point.

Anonymous said...

I've been generally pretty happy with the GW Bush administration. He's made some great supreme court appointments.

The Squire said...

And what planet have you been living on, Anon?