Taking a holiday from reality

Posted May 6th, 2008 by Sylvia S Tognetti and filed in Interfaces of science and policy

Why not a total gas tax holiday? As I said previously, good luck trying to reinstate it in the fall. And as Stephen Colbert explains, it is always summer somewhere, and soon, it will be summer everywhere! If this thing flys, it will just prove his point, that willingness to go against the experts proves one is ready to be president in this country. And mine, that experts still have a thing or two to learn about communicating with people, and informing policy. But with a little help from the blogosphere and more than one late night comedian, they seem to be doing better this time than when Bill Clinton raised the gas tax by a nickel in 1993, and then lost the Democratic majority in Congress, so we shall see… If nothing else, this lunacy will, perhaps, get a few more voters to consider the trade-offs we are all making, or are forced to make, since we all get stuck with the policies of whoever is elected, not to mention the consequences.

One Response to “Taking a holiday from reality”

  1. David Harley says:

    I’m astonished how many people are seemingly unaware of the price relationship between supply and demand. Perhaps you can fool most of the people all of the time.

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