Tuesday, April 15, 2008

McCain: "Cut Federal Gas Taxes"

Someone is making sense. Washington is always calling on us to sacrifice. Now its their turn to tighten the belt. From Yahoo/AP:

John McCain wants the federal government to free people from paying
gasoline taxes this summer and ensure that college students can secure loans
this fall, a pair of proposals aimed at stemming pain from the country's
troubled economy...

To help people weather the downturn immediately,
McCain was calling for Congress to institute a "gas-tax holiday" by suspending
the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and 24.4 cent diesel tax from Memorial Day to
Labor Day. He also renewed his call for the United States to stop adding to the
Strategic Petroleum Reserve and thus lessen to some extent the worldwide demand
for oil.

To be honest, I haven't worried about the rising gas prices so much over the past few years, even as it cuts into my grocery bill. Yesterday I heard that some major airlines might be folding due to the astronomical cost of jet fuel, and I finally woke up. Something needs to be done NOW to reduce the price of fossil fuels, for the sake of our industries which keep us all in jobs and funds most of the taxes which the liberals love.

Not too many would agree with my proposal which isn't to stop using so much here at home, but start drilling even more! Oh, and a bunch of new nuclear power plants would help out as well.