Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pandering maverick

At least blood 'n' guts McCain is consistent on the foolish gas tax holiday. It's something he hasn't flip-flopped on lately, which is something of a miracle. But even this is a transparent pander to people who can't think of a more intelligent way to vote themselves $25.

It's hard to imagine how McCain ever got a reputation for straight talk.


Anonymous said...

Do you know where I can find information on the amount of revenue the federal government receives from petrol tax? Is it at a DOT.GOV site?

lovable liberal said...

Rough estimate, not including diesel:

9 million barrels per day

about 42 gallons per barrel, so 378 million gallons

18.4 cents per gallon federal tax

roughly $70,000,000 per day or $7 billion for the period for which McCain advocated a tax holiday - a couple of weeks in Iraq

There's probably better info out there, and DoT would be a good place to look.