Thursday, May 01, 2008


33 cents a gallon?

I heard on the radio this morning that New York state senate majority leader Joe Bruno (R) has introduced legislation to suspend the state’s gasoline tax, which is 33 cents a gallon.

It’s as bad an idea for the state as it is for the feds, of course.

State assembly speaker Sheldon Silver (D) is against it, saying that it’s “the height of fiscal irresponsibility,” and Governor David Paterson (D) worries that distributors and retailers might not pass the savings on to the consumer.

1 comment:

Ray said...

You are correct, of course, that this would be a truly dumb thing to do, just as the election year gimmick proposal for suspending the federal tax would be. And just as Shrub's "drill the heck out of the Arctic" idea also is.

It really irks me when he (Shrub) spews this garbage without ever the merest hint of a suggestion that perhaps, just perhaps, the Great American Consumer might want to consider changing his/her ways and stop driving those hugley inefficient gas-guzzlers. For example.

Robert Reich also posted a good blog entry on this a couple of days ago. I really like him - always have. Of course, that could be because he pretty much always says things I agree with :-)