Are You Ready for $8-a-Gallon Gasoline?
Better get ready for gas prices to go way back up, to the $4-per-gallon heights of last summer and even beyond. And it won’t be because of anything OPEC does, or the lunatics running either Iran or Venezuela. It will be because the U.S. government thinks you should pay much more for the gas you depend upon to get to work, go to the grocery store and pick up the kids at school. It’s all for your own good because, remember, the government is here to help us.
It hasn’t gotten much attention but Steven Chu, President-elect Barack Obama’s choice as Secretary of Energy, is a firm believer that the federal government should increase taxes on gas in order to push the price-per-gallon up to European levels. That’s what he told The Wall Street Journal in September. It’s for our own good, see, because forcing the price of gas into the stratosphere will make us stop driving our evil automobiles and instead use mass transit. Or bicycles. Or walk.
What’s that you say, you can’t carry a week’s worth of groceries home on the subway because it doesn’t go anywhere near your home? Then you’ll just have to move back into the noisy, crime-infested, crowded city. But, hey, you should be glad to give up that beautiful suburban single-family home that was your American Dream, along with the schools for your kids and the private automobile that took you anywhere you wanted to go when you wanted to go there. Give it up because Barack Obama and Stephen Chu are from the government and they’re here to help you. Be sure and check this out from the National Taxpayers Union, too. And this from FreedomCongressUSA.
KN: If the left wants to pay more for gas.....pay more.
Nothing is stopping them. Just don't force me.
If they want to pay more in taxes....pay more.
Nothing stops them. But they don't.