Change?! Romney Style
You want change? Like in changing it back like what Romney professes to want —
And really never mind that N. Gregory Mankiw, former top economic adviser to President George W. Bush and current adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, also backs a stiff gas tax increase, for essentially the same reasons as Mr. Chu. In a New York Times column this year, Mr. Mankiw offered a tax overhaul that might include a gas tax “exceeding” $2 per gallon. Though Mr. Mankiw was speaking for himself, not Mr. Romney, the GOP is in no position to make that argument, given its current use of Mr. Chu’s comments against Mr. Obama.
This is the same move that Energy Secretary Chu is advocating.
For those that believe that Romney will `change it back`, squelch the thought. Mankiw is Romney’s man and he wants to slap a $2 tax on top of $5 gas! With advise like the above the chances of seeing any sort of positive movement in the conservative direction is a mere illusion.
You want to see an economy crumble? Envision $7 gas in Dallas or $9 in San Fran.