Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Do We Need To Raise The Tax On Gas?

Things get more curiouser and curiouser. "It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.", (Alice, from Alice in Wonderland). Now take the recent proposal from General Motors CEO, Dan Akerson. Akerson said that he is in favor of a dollar a gallon increase in the tax on gas (I assume he means on all petroleum fuels) as a way to force the consumer to purchase smaller, more gas efficient, vehicles.  An idea that has also been proposed by President Obama. This idea sounds so helpful. The head of GM (government motors), and our President thinking about us, the workers, and taxpayers, who just don't understand that we are running out of oil. We, moron taxpayers, need to "wise up", and be more careful in the use of this precious resource. Apparently, we are just too stupid to purchase vehicles that provide better fuel mileage, as the cost of fuel presently goes down, but by our government forcing up the cost of these petroleum fuels, we, moron citizens, can easily understand that to keep the "wheels" of the economy moving, we will need to purchase vehicles with smaller engines, and engines that "burn" less fuel per mile. Oh, Thank You, old wise leaders. But wait..... isn't GM the company that had to get a taxpayer bailout because their business was losing billions of dollars? Why should we take advice from a company that was going broke because they did not provide the products that consumers wanted to purchase? And please remember that the only reason GM is in business today is because the government decided to give taxpayer money (from the morons who pay taxes) to this failing corporation so that it could "blunder on."  Also, in the first 2 years of the Obama administration, the number of government limousines increased some 73%, and we all know that limousines are fuel efficient vehicles; while just last week, Obama issued an executive order that charges Federal agencies to increase the fuel efficiency of their fleets. And what was the Obama  response to this 73% increase in Federal limousines? The Obama administration blamed terrorism and security as justification. Makes you wonder if you are "looking at the world" through the "wrong" end of the telescope, doesn't it?  And get this; GM makes the CTS-V, a 600 horsepower, Cadillac, that get 12-18 miles per gallon, and is promoted as a vehicle for successful senior citizens (with a top speed in excess of 160 miles per hour, it is the perfect mode of transportation for senior citizens). Also, from GM for 2011, comes the ZR1 Chevy Corvette. It has a top speed of 205 miles per hour, and I am sure that this is an economy model as proposed by GM, CEO, Akerson, and President Obama. Up is Down and Down is Up in Wonderland.
Lord Howard Hurts

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