Sanity Injection

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Taxes are for you, not for us?

Posted by sanityinjection on July 23, 2008

The Rocky Mountain News, which has been covering preparations for the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, discovered that the Convention’s Host Committee has been filling up its cars tax-free by using the city’s municipal pumps. This was apparently halted just hours after the paper spilled the story. Credit to the RMN for forcing the Denver Mayor’s office to put a stop to it.

But what really gets me about this is that when Senator McCain floated the idea of a gas-tax holiday for ordinary folks like you and me, Senator Obama said it was a publicity stunt and wouldn’t really save people that much money. That is a legitimate position to take on the issue, but for the Democrats to then turn around and give *themselves* a gas-tax holiday for their Convention is the height of hypocrisy. Not Obama’s fault, as he and his people are not the ones running the show in Denver, but it ends up making him look bad by association.

Then the Denver Mayor has the nerve to say that the GOP is doing the exact same thing for their convention in Minneapolis. First of all, the Republican convention will be in St. Paul, not Minneapolis. Second, there does not appear to be any truth to this pathetic excuse. And if the GOP were doing it too, that would be just as wrong, but at least it wouldn’t be hypocritical given McCain’s stance on the gas tax and the party’s stance on taxes in general.

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