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Itís So Simple! Just Ask Diane Sawyer
Annuit Coeptis ^ | 06/06/09 | Blaine Fallis

Posted on 06/06/2009 3:38:11 AM PDT by TWP guy

Another pseudo-brilliant idea floating around these days is the concept of a gas tax, and Thomas flat-earth Friedman is just the guy to spread it. And Diane Sawyer is just the person to lap it up. Right-wingers can't be expected to be this brilliant, and people like Sawyer and Friedman have to explain it to us... But sometimes even left wingers resist the idea of a gas tax, as is evidenced by Sawyer's conversation with Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change. Sawyer asked six different times in various ways whether the administration will implement a gas tax, being hip enough to parrot Friedman's op-ed pieces from the NY Times. "If you really want to change the fuel patterns of this country, and if you want to reduce dependence on foreign oil, not by 2015 or 2016, but right now, there is one way to do it. It's the way Europe has been doing it. And that is a gasoline tax," Sawyer bravely stipulates.

See, people up in the Northeast, they can drive 300 miles and pass through 4 states, and/or they could take a train. Here in Texas, I could drive over 700 miles west out of Houston and still be in state! But try telling that to Sawyer and Friedman. It's the perfect selective tax liberals love. People that don't really need cars that much approve, as people that don't smoke or drink approve of taxing the hell out of cigarettes and booze. Meanwhile, companies that depend on fuel to deliver the goods to Sawyer's posh residence will have to raise prices to cover costs, and in the midst of an economy poised to experience skyrocketing inflation, Sawyer urges for a gas tax.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: climatechange; dianesawyer; economy; energy; gastax; media; sawyer; tax

1 posted on 06/06/2009 3:38:11 AM PDT by TWP guy
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To: TWP guy

wow, a new tax! why couldn’t i be so brilliant.


2 posted on 06/06/2009 3:52:27 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: TWP guy

“It’s so simple. Just ask Dianne Sawyer.”

Oh my. Those Liberals are so brilliant.

I hope they outlaw opposing political parties and save the United States and the world by being in power forever!

/s/

IMHO


3 posted on 06/06/2009 3:53:15 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley
as if gas is not taxed enough already.
4 posted on 06/06/2009 4:01:02 AM PDT by TWP guy (don't take the blue pill)
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To: TWP guy
I've often wondered what its like to look down ones nose at all of the little people from the posh confines of an Upper East Side penthouse. Its liberals like Diane Sawyer that really just don't get it. They are so insulated in their own little worlds that they really don't have any understanding as to what the average American experiences. Paging Diane, there is life outside of Manhattan. Combine this with a nasty habit of thinking that they know what's best for the masses and you end up with some of the most ill informed, vain, and manipulative individuals around, wholly subsidized and supported by what has effectively become a State run media.
5 posted on 06/06/2009 4:02:01 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: ripley

well, how about she turn over her entire income to help obama out? she hasn’t figured out that its’ coming out of her pocket?


6 posted on 06/06/2009 4:11:35 AM PDT by television is just wrong (one bad ass mistake America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: TWP guy
Of course some ditzy Noo Yohker would be all for raising the gas tax. Most people who live in Manhattan do not drive or own cars and rely on transit to get around. Like all transit systems, the NYC subway is subsidized by gas taxes.

Ms. Sawyer is only acting in her own self-interest.

7 posted on 06/06/2009 4:17:36 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: TWP guy

The MSM establishment rules this country. And they are Marxists.


8 posted on 06/06/2009 4:30:07 AM PDT by central_va (www.15thVirginia.org Co. C, Patrick Henry Rifles)
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To: TWP guy

Ms. Sawyer made these comments from the back of her limo......

9 posted on 06/06/2009 4:33:14 AM PDT by central_va (www.15thVirginia.org Co. C, Patrick Henry Rifles)
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To: central_va

She took precious time from her worship of our
Dear Leader and his wife with the buff arms?????


10 posted on 06/06/2009 4:37:11 AM PDT by karatemom (I would never black out the name of Jesus!)
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To: TWP guy

O made it clear that $4 gas didn’t bother him at all, only the quick rise to that level was a problem.


11 posted on 06/06/2009 5:01:24 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: ripley

Don’t laugh, Hugo Chavez is well on his way to doing just this.


12 posted on 06/06/2009 5:07:25 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: RU88

Not really a state run media, rather a DNC propaganda organization.


13 posted on 06/06/2009 5:07:41 AM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: TWP guy
How much does the Fed get in gas taxes?

IIRC, the oil companies make ~ $0.08 per gallon.

The oil companies make less than the government and take all the risks...and the libs scream about the "evil" oil companies. Sheesh, libs are so stupid!

14 posted on 06/06/2009 5:11:16 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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Well, dear, this is because they want us to all live in apartments in a city. That way they can control us better. You living out in the wilds of Texas are much harder to control. You could even own guns they don’t know about, and taking those guns away from you could prove risky to their forces. So it would really be better if you would move to New York. It will be easier for Big Brother to keep an eye on you there. Thanks. You have sixty days.


15 posted on 06/06/2009 6:11:13 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama! (If you're old enough, you'll understand the reference))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

That’s why they love Uncle Hugo. (and uncle Josef,
uncle Adolf, uncle Mao......)

IMHO


16 posted on 06/06/2009 6:12:50 AM PDT by ripley
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To: TWP guy

Well, dear, this is because they want us to all live in apartments in a city. That way they can control us better. You living out in the wilds of Texas are much harder to control. You could even own guns they don’t know about, and taking those guns away from you could prove risky to their forces. So it would really be better if you would move to New York. It will be easier for Big Brother to keep an eye on you there. Thanks. You have sixty days.


17 posted on 06/06/2009 6:14:52 AM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama! (If you're old enough, you'll understand the reference))
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To: Carley

And apparently a 9.5% unemployment rate and rising does not bother them at all either. In fact, they saved jobs and have not a shred of evidence to prove it!


18 posted on 06/06/2009 8:43:30 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

They are now rushing to deliver more dollars. To blue states of course.


19 posted on 06/06/2009 1:20:15 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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