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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bush on “Energy Security”

Apparently, “hidden” taxes on working people, farmers, and small businesses are unfortunate but unavoidable, and so the American people must continue to bear the strain of high energy prices. Actually raising taxes on oil and gas companies in order to relieve that strain is out of the question, though:

Gasoline price increases are like a hidden tax on the working people. They're like a tax on our farmers. They're like a tax on small businesses. Energy prices are—energy experts predict gas prices are going to remain high throughout the summer, and that's going to be a continued strain on the American people.

And so the fundamental question is, what are we going to do? What can the government do? One of the past responses by government, particularly from the party of which I am not a member, has been to have—to propose price fixing, or increase the taxes.”


There’s no need to point out, of course, that the party of which Bush is a member is the party of Arbusto, the Condoleezza (since renamed the Altair Voyager), and still-secret energy meetings.

“Why just screw an intern when you can screw everybody?”

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