Some were critical about my rant concerning gas prices. There are some thick heads out there who think that because I complain it must mean I’m some communist, pro-regulation, wacko.
So I’ll just say it- the Democrats’ $29 billion tax hike on big oil (which has been scrapped) was pure insanity. It would have made the situation worse, because the tax would have been transferred on to the consumer. Shame on the Democrats for even thinking of such a thing when gas prices are already high.
My point is that Democrats were intent on making gas prices worse- while Republicans were content to let it simply be bad.
Can’t we do better than this? From here on out, will it come down to a choice between “bad” (the G.O.P.) and “worse” (the Democrats?). Because that IS what it has come down to. You can see that in the recent Zogby polls on the subject of illegal immigration. On the subject, Democratic congress has a three percent approval rating. Our Republican president has a president
Not sure about the American public, but that’s kind of how I feel about gas prices. When Republicans had control of congress, they didn’t do enough to open up Alaska for drilling. They didn’t do enough to build refineries. Now that the Dems are running things, there is absolutely no chance. And so the pain at the pump will continue, though not at a level it could have been.
Is that what we call progress?
The point is, I’m not fond of either party these days.
Today I heard a portion of the Rush Limbaugh show. Today wasn’t one of the two days a month that Rush works, so I was listening to one of his guest hosts. The guest host was railing about how the gas tax would raise gas prices, and he was right.
But here’s what tics me off. Rush will admit that gas is expensive when it’s the result of taxes. But when high gas prices are a result of a coercive monopoly such as OPEC, we’re not supposed to complain.
What do I mean by a coercive monopoly?
Well, a coercive monopoly is formed when big business gets government to pass laws that forbid competition. An example of this would be most electric companies. If I found a way to sell electricity to people in my neighborhood, it would be illegal, thanks to laws which the electric companies are responsible for.
That’s not a free market, dude.