John McCain’s dumb “Gas Holiday” strategy = EPIC FAIL

15 04 2008

Didn’t mean to cut your moment of zen after that silencio I promised but couldn’t help writing how steeply biased in stupidity John McCain’s idea of a gas tax removal period between the summer days of Memorial and Labor Day. Well if it’s not stupid, it’s a down right sham mean to scam the sheep that follows the herd to the slaughterhouse. Of course we all would like lower prices … FOR EVERY GODDAMN THING and not just gas.

The Republicans are all about how the market will even things out so removing taxes will eventually hit back at the consumer if not in the summer, then maybe in the fall. This would be hard for the poor and especially students who are working 40+ hours weekly in the summer months cuz once school starts, they have to cut back their work load to accommodate classes.

But to be more clear on the matter, McCain said, “The people who drive the furthest are the lowest income Americans.” His advisor then chimed in, “We know that in the summer gas prices peak and it’s when people do a lot of traveling, so if you give them a break just from Memorial Day to Labor Day… if you could do it even just for those three months, it would give people some short-term benefit on inflation.” [source]

WTF are they smoking? He claims that it would benefit the poor but aren’t mass-transportation the way to get the economically strapped/smart people to travel? How bout a TAX FREE month for mass-transport users? That would make a far more important impact on the economy, the environment, and the future. That and tax exempt status for veterans, retired citizens, and those living on food stamps.

Unfortunately for the hypocritical John McCain, his buddy Bob Dole presented the same gas holiday idea 12 years ago when he (Dole) was up against Bill Clinton only to succumb to a painful defeat. The signs aren’t good. The implementation of stupid short-sighted ideas are what got us in the current mess in the first place. McCain needs a good plan or should just shut up for the sake of the good of this nation.

Instead of focusing on turning this nation into a smarter group of people, all they’re (GOP) trying to do is keep building a wall of people to protect the rest from the inevitable tidal waves. Getting people to slowly overcome their heavy dependence on gasoline and reward them is what the big cats in Washington should be proposing. So until then, keep throwing your bullshit John McCain. Only the clueless will bite em.


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15 04 2008
John Mccain » John McCain’s dumb “Gas Holiday” strategy = EPIC FAIL

[…] ninjatales wrote an interesting post today on John McCainâs dumb âGas Holidayâ strategy = EPIC FAILHere’s a quick excerptDidn’t mean to cut your moment of zen after that silencio I promised but couldn’t help writing how steeply biased in stupidity John McCain’s idea of a gas tax removal period between the summer days of Memorial and Labor Day. … […]

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