Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Gas up, polls down.

How come Bush only thinks that something is a problem if it affects him POLITICALLY?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, his popularity sinking while gas prices soar, hopes to stave off a potential election-year problem for fellow Republicans with a drive to stop price gouging and push alternative fuels.

In a 10:05 a.m. EDT speech on Tuesday, the president will push a four-part plan to ensure fair treatment for motorists, promote fuel efficiency and alternative fuels, and boost U.S. gas supply, his spokesman said.

"We have a strong economy, but high gas prices are like an additional tax on families that are trying to live within a budget," spokesman Scott McClellan said. "It puts a strain on working families, farmers and small businesses."

No, Scotty, you idiot, it ISN'T "like a tax." A tax paves roads, builds schools, helps the homeless, and is returned to community in a concrete benefit. This takes money out of people's pockets, and stuff it into the pocket of some CEO.

But I don't expect you to grasp the distinction.


Sharon said...

No, you're confused - you're thinking of America in the last millenium. A tax USED to pave roads, build schools, etc. In the new millenium, taxes are stuffed into the pocket of Halliburton and other Bush cronies. And in a few weeks, just to simplify our lives, all of our paychecks are simply going to be direct deposited into corporate CEO's personal accounts.

Iggy said...

Yep. A fine example of how the GOP keeps Big Government out of our lives.