Hillary Clinton, give me a break. Yesterday, you described Obama's opposition to the bone-headed plan to drop the federal gas tax for the summer as "My opponent doesn't want to give consumers a break." How about we call a spade a spade and say, "My opponent doesn't see the wisdom of lowering federal revenues a time of massive deficits and a war, when we are cutting budgets for everything remedial, and the economy is tanking."
Let's also do the math: My car has an 18 gallon tank. Federal tax is currently something like 19 cents/gallon. For me, that's a $3.42 saving per fill up. How about we just give everyone a free Starbucks latte instead?
And, I'm sorry--Americans already have the lowest gas prices in the world. What, Americans, do you think you have a god-given right to have cheap gas and drive huge fuel-inefficient cars for eternity? As far as I'm concerned, higher gas prices are a good thing, since if people finally start realizing that fuel efficiency and public transit are good things, we might actually see more of those (and we can take away the stupid campaign shills of "reduce our dependence on foreign oil.")
And also, how pathetic of you saying you're there for the working man? Listening to you try to empathize with some guy who lost his job, when you've never been laid off in your life? [Full disclosure, nor have I. But I don't hide my elitism.]