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June 20, 2008

Matthew Yglesias: The Solution to Higher Gas Prices is... Even Higher Gas Prices

No, really.

I sure do wish I was as smart as some of these lefties and thus able to secure a steady gig blogging for a big magazine.

Yglesias took the day off from splitting atoms... with his mind to weigh in on economics:

And if we made gasoline more expensive through, say, higher gas taxes or a carbon tax then not only would we secure the public health, congestion, and environmental benefits of expensive gas but the government would have a good source of revenue with which to mitigate some of the consumer pain.

I like that last bit especially-- if only we could tax gas to an even higher price, why, we'd have more money with which to send people rebates to ease the burden of paying for higher gas! We'd have the benefits, you see, of having both high gas prices and low gas prices at the same time!

But hit the link for more. The Democrats have a big problem here -- while they pose and preen as Heroes of the Working Man, in fact the actual leadership/power-base consists of nothing but effete urban queerbaits like Yglesias who would sell out the "working man" for some extra foam in his latte.

And the hard-hats and the soft-heads have a disagreement here that simply cannot be compromised or finessed away: the working man doesn't like high gas prices, but the soft-handed dipshitterati loves high gas prices, and in fact wants them even higher. (As Obama himself admitted not too long ago.)

We'll see if they're able to square that circle.

Pretty much American politics has come down to B9 vs. sneering space-pederast Dr. Smith.


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