The economists are out of touch too.
That was the argument Clinton campaign pollster and strategist Geoff Garin made on a conference call this morning when he addressed a question about whether a gas tax holiday would prompt more gasoline use.
"The reality on the ground is very different from the economic theory," he said, Read More
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the pandering Presidential politics of Clinton, McCain and Obama. McCain pandered on the gas tax and Hillary and Barack pandered on trade.
A few days ago, in a disheartening display of more of the same, Clinton joined McCain in supporting the suspension of the federal gasoline tax Read More
SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Barack Obama is doing his own listening tour in Indiana.
“What I want to do is spend more time listening than talking,” said Obama at a small event at the fairgrounds here, where he discussed farming policies, subsidies and crop-dumping with a few dozen voters sitting around on bales of hay. Obama Read More
I don’t know why it still surprises me, but the political pandering of presidential politics continues to reach new and even lower levels. With bridges falling down, potholes unfilled and mass transit never mentioned, John McCain wants to suspend the 18.4-cent-a-gallon federal gas tax from Memorial Day until Labor Day this summer.
McCain’s idea of Read More
The ramp-up to Mike Bloomberg’s big Earth Day roll-out continues.
In radio address this morning, the mayor managed a trifecta of proposals that many energy experts will love but which, it’s probably fair to say, most vote-seeking, non-billionaire politicians would hesitate to touch with a ten-foot pole.
He pushed for “raising the gasoline tax,” Read More