May 6, 2008

BAD NEWS FOR BARRY...:

Gimmick or compassion? States debate a 'holiday' from gas taxes (Damien Cave, May 6, 2008, NY Times)

Governor Charlie Crist of Florida has been fighting to cut 10 cents from the state's gasoline tax for two weeks in July.

Lawmakers in Missouri, New York and Texas have also proposed a summer break from state gas taxes, while candidates for governor in Indiana and North Carolina are sparring over relief ideas of their own.

If experience with such gas-tax "holidays" is any guide, drivers would save less than politicians suggest. But that is not necessarily the point.

"It's about trying to serve the people and trying to understand and have caring, compassionate hearts for what they're dealing with at the kitchen table," said Crist, a Republican.

"I'm supposed to respond to the people and try to make them happy."


...that the pols who are less removed from Americans agree with Hillary and Maverick.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 6, 2008 7:33 AM
Comments

Geez, remind me to fill up before all these foolish tax holidays take effect. The lines at the pump will remind me of the 70's.

Posted by: Bryan at May 6, 2008 8:36 AM

You have to be really out of it to think that ticking off voters is a good thing to do before an election.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 6, 2008 1:01 PM
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