Wednesday, April 30, 2008

cynical attempts to buy votes and get you to church

it looks like I will not need to write a blog posting on how monumentally bad the idea of a break from the gas tax is. Most columnists agree on the stupidity of this bit of pandering which will help oil companies, not consumers and add to the deficit and hurt our failing highway system and infrastructure even worse.

Here is a roundup of the thinking on this audaciously cynical idea.

Similarly, churches (as outreaches) are doing something similar. They are lowering the price of gas at stations for a period of time to boost their standing and attendance. Apparently, this has been happening for a while (I have been out of the loop for a long time- thankfully).

Link (thanks to reformissionary for the link)

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