2006-04-28 21:09:18 UTC
1) Taxes. Here in Oregon where we have no sales tax, there are many
liberals all too eager to latch onto this regressive tax. The golden
goose isn't laying enough eggs and they see a sales tax as a great new
revenue stream to squeeze more blood from a turnip. Similar to
gambling, their amazing ability to overlook its devestating effect on
people who can least afford it is galling. Our Democratic governor is
also a big fan of gambling. Whatever happened to *progressive*
taxation? In their zeal to grab more and more revenue, the liberals
seem all too eager to abandon the very principles of progressive
2) Gas prices. You'd think they'd be jumping for joy that gas prices
are high now. The days of plentiful, cheap fossil fuels are numbered,
right? Surely this means that all the SUV tank buyers will rethink
their purchase of their suburban assault vehicles and buy Toyota Piuses
or better yet bike, walk or take public transportation. But oh no...
they want to lower gas prices and punish oil companies. And just what
will they do with the money they propose confiscating from oil
companies? Will it go toward alternative energy research, stopping
global warming or some other worthy energy related cause? Yeah right!
So which is it, are they progressive or not? Are they for alternative
fuels and energy independence or aren't they? I don't want a penny
ante comparison to the GOP... that's a cop-out and a "lesser of two
evils" argument. On their own merits, tell me why the Dems are right
about these two issues and what they're doing to support this agenda.