$3.59 a gallon?

May 9, 2008 at 8:07 pm 5 comments

Gas prices are going up, folks, and two presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain, have proposed a solution: a gas-tax holiday. But, Susannah wants to know, what about more environmentally-friendly alternatives? Read more — including Bob’s response and an homage to my own greater Boston MBTA — in the latest episode of “Running Gags”!

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  • 1. Martin  |  May 9, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    You can’t blame people for liking the idea of a gas-tax holiday – and why not? The Treasury Dept will simply sell more short-term bonds and T-notes that month to cover the shortfall. Nothing wrong with a little more borrowing, is there? We do that all the time.

  • 2. Rob Rubin  |  May 9, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    All right Martin, now you have crossed the line. Just kidding my friend. You are right in that anything that saves some money is good. The candidates can still propose other long term measures.

    Rich, good pictorial showing the inate conflicting philosophies. Our energy policy should be designed for practicality and not try to pander to either side. The solution will by definition cause some pain to different groups. For many decades, people opposed the concept of environmental concerns as destroying the business world and economy. I believe there is ample proof that business and environmental concerns can easily co-exist. Mr. Nixon, a republican, was the person who created the environmental protection agency. Strange right?

    Keep up the great work.


  • 3. Fred Rozell  |  May 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Check out this new feed from MotorTrend you can subscribe to your local gas prices by your zip code. This is being offered as a free service to help reduce the cost on the American people.


  • 4. Martin  |  May 11, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Let’s take this to its logical climax … How about an annual income tax credit for all gas purchased during the tax year, up to one’s adjusted gross income? … We could do it … it would just take a little more borrowing by Fed to balance the books. This would not only stimulate the economy, but it would also encourage people to get off the welfare rolls and to seek education and training so that they can simultaneously maximize both their income and their “free” gas allotment … The candidate who embraces this proposal could use the motto, THE MORE YOU EARN, THE MORE YOU BURN … You like that, don’t you Rob?

  • 5. Rob Rubin  |  May 14, 2008 at 1:37 am


    You speak the truth as always. Query this. Will illegal immigrants who are granted driver’s licenses get the same tax credit incentive. Even if they don’t file or pay income taxes.


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