Friday, August 06, 2004
(Snake) Oil Salesman

Back when he was simply a Fraud Candidate, Willard Mitt claimed to be opposed to any hike in gas taxes. (source: Boston Globe, 6/11/2002) However, since becoming Fraud Governor, Willard Mitt has steadily increased gas taxes.

What is it about Willard Mitt and petroleum products?

Last year, Romney goosed taxpayers the equivalent of a 2-cent a gallon fuel tax hike, increasing the levy that gas wholesalers pay for every 10,000 gallons they deliver to retail filling stations. (source: Boston Herald, 3/26/2004; Boston Herald, 4/11/2003; RiaF, 4/13/2003)

This year, Fraudo continued his slippery ways by imposing a two-cent per barrel tax on petroleum products that are delivered to marine terminals. (source: Boston Herald, 8/4/2004)

Ironically, Romney signed his latest assault on Mr. and Mrs. Motorist just weeks after announcing that the Commonwealth would realize a $500 million dollar surplus for FY04, and suggesting that 'the time was right' for a tax roll-back. (source: Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, 6/20/2004)

Everywhere but at the pump.

Or the bathroom sink.

Because if Romney really wanted to tap a hefty petroleum-based revenue stream, we suggest he start using his head.


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