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    Tuesday, July 01, 2008

    Hold On, Sit Down, and Shut Up MoveOn!

    My weekly moveon.org e-mail newsletter asks me if I am ready for 4 more years of $4 gas, arguing that under a McCain presidency, policies would ensure that gas prices remain high (presuambly the way to lower prices is to tax those who produce it). Clearly this is debatable, as increasing supply (offshore drilling, which is favored by a fair majority of citizens), reducing ethanol requirements (which Republicans are currently attempting), and promoting alternatives (that McCain has called for) would all likely contribute to a reduction in gas prices. Reducing taxes on gasoline would immediately reduce costs, though the income would have to be made up elsewhere.

    Yet, if MoveOn.org is really concerned with the high cost of Gas, they may want to direct their ire at Sen. Obama. While McCain has consistently noted the strain that high gas prices place on Americans, Obama recently said that he doesn't object to them...just wishes they had risen more gradually...and might actually be good!.


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