The democrats in Congress finally jumped into action. The tax-and-spend liberals decided the best thing they could do to help out in the Gulf after the disastrous oil spill was to quadruple the gas tax.
What a complete stunner.
Here comes higher gas prices for everyone thanks once again to democrats.
The AP reported:
Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple—to 32 cents a barrel—a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade.
The tax is levied on oil produced in the U.S. or imported from foreign countries. The revenue goes to a fund managed by the Coast Guard to help pay to clean up spills in waterways, such as the Gulf of Mexico.
The tax increase is part of a larger bill that has grown into a nearly $200 billion grab bag of unfinished business that lawmakers hope to complete before Memorial Day. The key provisions are a one-year extension of about 50 popular tax breaks that expired at the end of last year, and expanded unemployment benefits, including subsidies for health insurance, through the end of the year.The House could vote on the bill as early as Tuesday.
I think that over the past year and a half we've seen more than ample evidence of the undeniable fact that the instantaneous liberal reaction to literally everything that happens on the face of the Earth is to reflexively raise taxes. This episode, in particular, really helps underscore Obama's promise to implement crushing environmental regulations and penalties that would 'necessarily skyrocket' energy prices.
This is no accident, friends. This is a deliberate attempt to destroy the American domestic energy industry and to force all Americans to pay through the nose for energy in all its forms. In a time of economic turmoil, this really isn't helpful.
Of course, we already know that Obama's intent isn't to provide relief to American families, so things like this should come as no surprise.
There's my two cents.