WorldNetDaily | Craige McMillan | July 24, 2008
Communist government officials always loved communism – because they never experienced it. Apparently the same is true of Democrat officials preparing for the “I’m a progressive, not a communist” lovefest in Denver, Colo. Consumers in the mile high city pay 40.4 cents per gallon to the state and feds for each gallon they extract at the gas pumps. Unless, of course, they are Democrat muckety-mucks zipping around Denver in their free (provided by General Motors) cars, which have been filling up at city pumps to evade gasoline taxes.
Gasoline taxes are imposed by Congress and state legislatures to build and maintain roads and other infrastructure related to automobile transportation. But I guess the holier-than-thou crowd that makes the laws has become so used to exempting themselves that they just assume an exemption any ‘ol time they feel like it.
Government muckety-mucks in the old Soviet Union had special department stores only they and their fellow Communist Party anointed could shop in. There you could find all the “evil” products produced in the Western world – at highly subsidized prices. Subsidized by whom? If you have to ask and you live in Colorado, just look in the mirror. You’ll get the picture.
When questioned about their sweetheart deal with the city, Democrat officials responded with their usual ethical pabulum: “The Republicans are doing it in Minneapolis, too!” You know; everybody’s doing it …
Yet, according to the Rocky Mountain News (July 23, 2008), “Teresa McFarland, a spokeswoman for the Minneapolis-St. Paul host committee, said its members are getting their gas at public pumps.
“‘We’re not getting a tax break on fuel,’ she said. ‘That’s not the setup at this end.'”
Oh, my! Yet another ethical quagmire for Denver communists – er, Democrats “progressing” toward communism. And it worked so well for so long for Bill Clinton while Monica was delivering those pizzas.
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