August 14, 2015

TOM STEYER WANTS TO KNOW WHY THE GAS PRICES HE JACKED UP ARE SO HIGH:

It’s impossible to simply skim over the irony of someone demanding to know why gas prices are so high in the very same press release where they push for an additional ten percent tax on oil extraction. Does Tom Steyer actually understand where gas comes from? While it may come as a terrible shock to find out that gasoline is refined from crude oil and the cost of extracting and refining that oil feeds directly into the cost of the finished product, there’s more at work than that. California is a regulation and tax happy paradise and the voters there can frequently be rallied to support all manner of referendum driven schemes when they are portrayed as ways to save the world. Steyer himself has participated in quite a few of these, some of which are coming home to roost in the form of the precise problem he’s now trying to solve.

Isn’t the very essence of 21st leftism a Mobius Loop of more and more regulations and restrictions in a continual effort to “fix” the problems created by earlier generations of leftists?

(Though to be fair, why should Republicans have the lock on the kabuki of “failure theater?”)

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