Ed Driscoll

Sen. Voinovich (R-OH) Makes His Appeal to America's Ruling Class

With economy in a seemingly permanent stall, AOL’s Green AutoBlog spots the squishy Republican looking to inflict further damage, by calling for higher gas taxes:

It takes one of two things for a politician to support a hike in the gas tax: courage or no interest in a political future. Senator George Voinovich (R-OH) has at least one of these aspects and made his case for a bigger gas tax in a letter to members of President Obama’s debt commission:

What courage does it take? It’s an idea that the American people hate, but America’s ruling class adores.

Just ask the Professional Left, as Robert Gibbs would say: President Obama, his secretary of the interior, and his non-official campaign staff, including Tom Brokaw of NBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Postthey’re all on the record as being absolutely love with the idea of higher gas prices.