She apparently paid to fill up the tank of gas but the irony here is that the vehicle she was riding in was this massive gas guzzling pick-up truck!!
How about driving in a hybrid car to help promote them? It is irresponsible for her to claim that she is for helping the environment and then not only not ride in a hybrid but jump into a gas sucking behemoth. It's just a gimmick, like her "gas tax holiday" which will end up hurting more than it will help. It would only amount to about $28 dollars in a break over the entire summer
That is why Obama opposes it, not because he's heartless but because he's honest and willing to tell people what they don't want to hear, that there are not any quick fixes. As well as that we have to start making some sacrifices to bring real, long-lasting change in the cost of transportation, a few tanks of gas isn't going to help us long term. It's sweeping the real problem under the rug, kicking the can down the road. Hillary is appealing to good old American laziness and the very procrastination to face our oil addiction that has gotten us into the mess in the first place!
Recent debate on the campaign trail centers on whether lifting the federal gas tax, which is 18.4 cents a gallon, during the busy summer driving season will provide some short-term relief for consumers or merely a quick fix to appease voters. The tax goes to local governments for road and bridge construction projects, and state highway officials say lost revenue could cost thousands of jobs.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) waded into the contentious issue of a suspension of the federal gasoline tax this morning, saying categorically that the Democratic leadership of Congress has no intention of pursuing a policy that he said "would not be positive."
Most economists side with Obama on the issue. Summer gasoline price spikes are driven by demand for fuel far more than supply issues. Suspending the federal gas tax might have a very temporary impact, but prices would rise back quickly to what's known as "the market-clearing rate." "A suspension of the tax would not be positive," Hoyer said. "The oil companies would just raise their prices." That would mean the 18-cent decrease in gas taxes would represent a temporary subsidy to the oil companies.
TPJ: So would you like to lose your job, continue to drive on cracking bridges and get a summer with only minimally cheaper gas? Has Hillary learned nothing from the Minneapolis bridge collapse showing our desperate need to fix our infrastructure? Apparently not. Check out Barack's new ad on in Indiana and North Carolina about this bait and switch by Hillary:
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