Saturday, June 28, 2008

Gas Tax Holiday

John McCain is still calling for a Gas Tax Holiday. He didn't support Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and he thinks gas taxes need their own holiday? I don't know what to make of that.

Personally, I think we have enough holidays. There's a couple I especially don't like, one being Columbus Day. You don't know it's coming, you don't know it's here, then -- bam -- no mail. And it seems like there's some other low level holidays thrown in the mix that could probably be safely dispensed with, like Mother's Day.

Another is President's Day. By all means, President's Day! Get rid of it. Bring back Washington and Lincoln's birthday and let the other losers fend for themselves. George Bush has brought the presidency to such a low level, let's just get rid of that holiday, and if future presidents are on their best behavior, maybe we can ease back into it, like in 2050.

But a gas tax holiday? When would that be? It would probably need to be in the summer, peak driving time. We all send each other a five or 10 dollar gift card for the gas station of our choice. Tell the kids their gifts come from the Oil Fairy, an obese man in a greasy suit carrying a tire.

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