Posts Tagged ‘ gas prices ’

Note to GOP: Raising taxes a bad idea

January 27, 2015
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Taxes Ahead

What are the Republicans thinking? Coming right out of the gate, at the start of the new GOP-controlled Congress, they began talking about the crazy idea of increasing the gasoline tax. It has little chance of passing, yet can easily taint the party with a tax-raising reputation. Just two days after the swearing-in of the new Congress, the January 8 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) headline reads: “Senate Republicans: Higher Gas Taxes are on the Table.” It states: “Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman James Inhofe (R., Okla.), who just took the reins of the panel, said he is open to…

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Gas prices are down, so hold on to your wallets!

January 7, 2015
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Taxes Ahead

Almost right on queue, the liberals are coming out of the woodwork—the “pest” reference is deliberate—to announce that it’s time for you and I to step up to the plate and hand over more of our money. Joining a growing movement, an opinion piece by the Denver Post Editorial Board details how the recent bout of dropping fuel prices presents the perfect opportunity to raise gas tax rates in order to help the country’s neglected highway systems. They give the following reasons: Most forecasters, including the federal government, say that lower gas prices are likely to continue. And as we all know, when the government…

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Conservative Comedy 10/31/14

October 31, 2014
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Circumlocution

It’s Conservative Comedy time at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best conservative political and religious comedy, jokes, and satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. It’s the last few days before the election and Democrats are running scared, even though Obama claims that they love him and his policies. While such dreams of fancy could provide enough fodder to fill a year’s worth Conservative Comedy Friday’s, as the Conservative Comic at Hope n’ Change shows us, sometimes less is more. Jodi Miller at Newsbusted provides…

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Yes, we can drill our way to jobs and energy independence

August 26, 2013
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Yes, we can drill our way to jobs and energy independence

Perhaps you read the USA Today editorial on August 19 that concludes with: “the most important gains could come from radical shifts that are as unanticipated as was North America’s emergence as an oil and gas powerhouse.” It points out “that free enterprise has a way of solving problems that is beyond the capabilities of government.” And continues: “The surge in domestic oil and gas production—spurred on by such new techniques as hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’) did not come about as the result of government energy polices, but largely in spite of them.” Other oil producing countries are taking note.…

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Ethanol, high gas prices, and the dirty politics behind clean energy

July 29, 2013
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Ethanol, high gas prices, and the dirty politics behind clean energy

Gas pump signage declaring “contains up to 10% ethanol” is so ubiquitous, most of us probably don’t even see it anymore—let alone think about why it is there, what it really means, or how it impacts the price of the gallon of gas being pumped. Despite its omnipresence, ethanol is suddenly center stage. On July 24, the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power concluded a two-day hearing: “Overview of the renewable fuel standard (RFS): Stakeholder perspectives.” Just the week before, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an interesting opinion piece that pointed to ethanol as an environmental elixir, whose “abstract…

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