The chief reason Barbara Boxer and others like her constantly nip at the ankles of the oil companies is, because they can. It is extremely odd that congressmen demonize the oil companies and they are the very ones who own stock in the very companies that are being paraded and berated in Senate hearings.
If America wants to look at higher fuel taxes, we look no further than North Carolina, Governor Mike Easley and his “Orcs” in the Legislature have created the highest fuel taxes in the Southeast. Mike Easley has saddled North Carolinians with a progressive fuel tax that is automatic and raised twice a year, the N.C. state legislature doesn’t even have to vote on it. Besides having the highest fuel taxes North Carolina suffers from some of the worst maintained roads in the Union, unless you discount the roads where influential lobbyists live.
What can America do? We can do nothing because both Republicans and Democrats are infected with corruption and unless we are lobbyists giving the N.C. Speaker of the House Jim Black a $500 steak dinner in Las Vegas, we’re not going to get a moment’s relief from repressive taxation.p>This is exactly why Barbara Boxer can get away with it. br> — Melvin L. Leppla br> Jacksonville, North Carolina /p>
Oh, the poor, poor oil companies. My heart bleeds for them. Sheesh.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?