Friday, July 18, 2008

Bruce's Tax Increase

Admittedly, I was riding on fumes, but that still didn't make me feel any better about the $100 it took to fill my car today. Then I found out that the Kentucky gas tax had gone up July 1. And I found out why -- when Bruce Lunsford lobbied for John Y. Brown, he engineered a state gas tax that is indexed to the price of gas. As gas goes up, the tax goes up as well. And it does so automatically, so politicians don't have to vote for a tax increase.

This is an absolute outrage, in and of itself. The man responsible for it, Bruce Lunsford, wants to go to Washington where he can raise taxes on an even grander scale.

Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, is getting all sorts of national press (like today's piece in the Wall Street Journal) for actually trying to help lower the price of gas by drafting legislation that will let America drill here, drill now, pay less.

The difference between these two candidates could not be clearer. Every time Kentuckians fill up their cars, they have yet another reason to reject the perennial candidate, Bruce Lunsford, for a third time.

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