Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The oil tax

Of course Gov. Doyle's proposed oil tax will be passed on to consumers. Does he really think he's fooling anybody?

If the proposed tax isn't passed on to consumers here because Big Oil is afraid of potential criminal liability (snicker), then Wisconsin's oil tax will be passed on to consumers in Minnesota, Iowa, Florida, and all the other states where Wisconsin law doesn't reach. And you know what? The oil taxes in those states will be passed on to consumers here!

Even worse, Doyle wants the tax increase to build more roads and bigger highways. That, as it always does, which will lead to more cars and more congestion and more reliance on foreign oil.
Oh, yeah. And global warming, too.

It's like raising property taxes to distribute crack cocaine to children. Nothing good will come of it.

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