Testicular Fortitude

What they say is true: it takes testicular fortitude, or “balls” if you will, to blatantly pander.

Take, for example, the summertime gas tax holiday proposed by both McCain and HRC. Quite honestly, I can’t think of a dumber idea for solving our energy problem.

First, the savings will be minimal, since the gas tax is a whopping 18 cents. And the money “saved” will not go toward fixing our country’s poor infrastructure.

Second, the gas tax holiday will probably not save consumers that much money. The reason is basic economics: supply will peak during the summer due to high demand, so supply will already be at full capacity. But a gas tax holiday would increase demand because of cheaper prices. Simple supply and demand economics says that in this situation, the price will go up, because supply stays constant while demand increases.

So how does this proposal help American consumers? For the life of me, I just can’t see it. You know what I do see? Pandering


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