It is great to see that we finally have some national unity on energy policy.
Unfortunately, the unifying idea is so ridiculous, so unworthy of the people
aspiring to lead our nation, it takes your breath away. Hillary Clinton has
decided to line up with John McCain in pushing to suspend the federal excise tax
on gasoline, 18.4 cents a gallon, for this summer’s travel season. This is not
an energy policy. This is money laundering: we borrow money from China and ship
it to Saudi Arabia and take a little cut for ourselves as it goes through our
gas tanks. What a way to build our country.
When the summer is over, we will have increased our debt to China, increased our
transfer of wealth to Saudi Arabia and increased our contribution to global
warming for our kids to inherit.
No, no, no, we’ll just get the money by taxing Big Oil, says Mrs. Clinton. Even
if you could do that, what a terrible way to spend precious tax dollars — ...