Friday, March 21, 2008

Democrat Proposes 50 Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax

At a time when the price of gasoline is running over $3.00 per gallon, Michigan Democrat John Dingell is proposing a national 50 cent tax on every gallon sold.  That's just brilliant.  (Sarcasm intended.)

Unfortunately, Dingell isn't some two-bit back-bencher with no influence in Washington, he's the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The mile-high price of gasoline is already working its way into almost everything Americans buy.  That cost is driving inflation fears and threatening the already slowing economy.  Adding 50 cents to the price of gasoline now should be the last thing on anybody's mind.

But this liberal Democrat apparently thinks that the time is right to raise taxes.  (Although as a liberal, he probably thinks any time is the right time to raise taxes.)  Dingell couldn't be further from the truth.  It amazes me how little regard for the economy this "respected" congressman is showing.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm all for limiting green house gases, but this is neither the time tax like this that hits the people directly when there is no possible way most workers can aford it. I don't think it's the time to be taxing corporate carbon emmitters either. Might be time for this guy to retire if he thinks that's got a chance to fly in this economy.

St. Louis Conservative said...

Finally, something we can agree on - John Dingell should retire.