We may be looking at a McCain/Clinton ticket this November. How funny would that be? Today, the New York Times is reporting that McCain and Clinton have teamed up for the latest boneheaded political scam so far (there is still great potential before November though). From the Times, “Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton lined up with Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, in endorsing a plan to suspend the federal excise tax on gasoline, 18.4 cents a gallon, for the summer travel season.”
Wow, .20 a gallon. In other words, you could drive round-trip from Miami, Florida to Anchorage, Alaska (10,000 miles) and the tax break would save you about $100. A more realistic estimate is around 1,000 miles this summer. That will equal a whopping savings of around $9.50. I wonder how much money it would cost all of us, as taxpayers, for those morons to pass, repeal, instate, and reinstate the gasoline tax? The campaign managers of both Clinton and McCain have done their homework and are brilliantly playing to America’s continuing and increasing stupidity.