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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Tax Gouging Senators

Md. Senate candidate Michael Steele, the black GOP candidate I might add, is pandering on the gas price issue by releasing this statement:

Washington must take swift action to come to the aid of families across America. The quickest way it can do so is to immediately suspend for 120 days the 18.4 cents-per-gallon tax. We know that gasoline prices generally increase during the summer months, and that is why it isabsolutely critical that Congress and President Bush act now to immediately lower gasoline prices.

Keep up the pandering Mr. Steele. Keep it up.

Meanwhile Neal Cavuto (as replayed by Rush today-sorry for no link to the transcript) was relentless on Senator Dick Durbin, who pandered in the traditional way by highlighting the gross oil profits. Cavuto asked whether there was "tax gouging" going on by the government since oil companies have only recently been earning 9 cents per gallon profits while (see the post below) the state and federal taxes range from 26 cents in Montana and Wyoming to 60 cents in Hawaii for years and years.

Durbin continually changed the subject.

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