April 30, 2008
HE’S CERTAINLY RIGHT: Obama says rivals Clinton, McCain pandering on gas tax.
UPDATE: Tom Friedman:
Good for Barack Obama for resisting this shameful pandering.
But hereâ€™s whatâ€™s scary: our problem is so much worse than you think. We have no energy strategy. If you are going to use tax policy to shape energy strategy then you want to raise taxes on the things you want to discourage â€” gasoline consumption and gas-guzzling cars â€” and you want to lower taxes on the things you want to encourage â€” new, renewable energy technologies. We are doing just the opposite.
Read the whole thing.