Yet Another Dingell-berry Idea

Michigan Congressman John Dingell, who has been stuck in government so long even Castro is calling him a power hog, is proposing a 50-cent per gallon hike in the gas tax. Thanks, dickweed.

Why? Because incredibly high prices will cut gas consumption — consumption that of course leads to the global warming that’s harmful to the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, and Santa Claus.

Here’s proof of Dingell’s senility — he delivered a radio address in 2005, where he said, correctly so, that high energy prices drive of the price of everything. Dingell then of course castigated oil company profits on high gas prices.

I think I’ve nailed down Dingell’s thinking here: If you’re paying $4 a gallon for gas, and 25 cents of that is oil company profit, and only $1 of that is government taxation, that’s bad for the American economy and the environment.

But… if you’re paying $5.50 for a gallon of gas, and only 5 cents is oil company profit, but $2.50 is government taxation, the economy and the environment are better off.

The obvious truth is that Dingell’s whining about the cost of gasoline has nothing to do with the price — just with who’s getting the profit.

The brain-dead voters in Dingell’s district who keep sending him back to Washington so much that we’ll have to perform a Carbon-14 test to find out how many terms he’s been there all agree.

Author: Doug Powers

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