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The thoughts and theories of a guy who basically should have gone to bed hours ago.

I know, I know - what's the point? But look at it this way - I stayed up late writing it, but you're reading it...

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Monday, May 01, 2006

The Bizarro, Inverted Universe of Politics and Gas Prices


This from the New York Times (registration required):

There are competing proposals on the table for how to provide relief to the American taxpayer, given the $3/gal price of gas. One party (we'll call them Party A) wants to suspend the 18.4 cents/gal federal gas taxes for the big oil companies (who pay the tax). The other party (Party B) opposes the plan because "they fear the oil companies would not pass savings on to the public, or that the laws of supply and demand would push the price up again." A spokesman for Party B said, "Our folks thought it might amount to nothing for consumers."

So would it amuse you to learn that Party A ("cut taxes for the big corporations") is the Democrats and Party B ("giving big corporations a break won't trickle down to the consumer") is the Republicans? Wha?!?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to stare out my window and watch out for Evil Superman...

posted by Brian at 3:25 PM


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