As we wade through this presidential election year I'm truly amazed at some of the stupid statements and ideas I hear out of our politicos.
On the left, Hillary stumps for a "tax holiday" for Americans to "give" us some relief at the pumps. Now, mind you, this is the same individual who of late has been slamming evil Big Oil, threatening windfall profit taxes and lawsuits against OPEC. Let's think on this "tax holiday" idea for a moment. The federal gasoline tax that would be suspended for a day as Hillary proposes is around 18 cents per gallon. Let's say it's announced by the Clinton (God forbid) administration that next Saturday the tax is suspended. What happens? You would see lines at the gas stations reminiscent of the '70's. Americans would flood to the pumps trying to take advantage. If you buy into the oil company bashing the Democrats pump, who stands to profit the most here?? Big oil.
Then there's John McCain and his climate crisis stance. As time passes more and more evidence mounts that there is no man-made global warming. I don't believe McCain is that stupid. Yet, he still pumps this climate crisis claptrap to the masses. Why? Because the audience he speaks to does. You don't have to be a news junkie (and I'm not) to have seen some of these polling groups of undecideds. Listen to them. Dumb asses all. They buy climate change because they don't know any better and don't want to know. They're told big business is raping them and in this day of sky-rocketing gas prices they're looking for a villain. Enter government regulation and intrusion in the name of the environment. The same ones who can't decide who to vote for.
I propose re-instituting the literacy test.
Q. Our next president will make how many since Abraham Lincoln?? (I'll cut you some slack. You have thirty seconds to answer) Wrong answer??? Sorry, maybe next time.
That's part of our problem in my mind. Politicians pandering to the uneducated in our nation. If your too dumb to keep up, stay home.