Saturday, April 29, 2006

The gasoline panic

I have contempt for the Democrats' response to the high oil prices, but I'm not surprised. I'm dismayed and disgusted with the Republicans, though. They know better, and they have a very good case for blaming this on the resistance to building new refinery capacity and developing more domestic capacity. Bush could have done more, sure, but he's also had a war to run. Somebody on the right, besides talk radio and bloggers, needs to come out as an honest voice for economic reality. I want somebody to say, "How is adding taxes on oil companies going to increase the supply of oil?" and to point out the realities of the alternatives right now. It's apparent that Republicans have surrendered on most of the issues already and are trying to pretend they're just liberal light.

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