weeks - 5:33 pm on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Lawman, I could agree with you on the need of government to cut costs, etc. But that's not the point. There is a need for taxes–we can argue about what should and should not be funded. But a tax on fuel is a smart way to have taxes AND have a positive public policy. We want people to save energy. No one argues with that. So, make energy, especially oil, more expensive and stop importing so much oil.
You are obvious comfortable with the status quo. You've got yours. I strongly suspect that you earned it. But, we need to make this change. It will require some adjustments. But, it's good domestic policy and it's good foreign policy.