Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Gas tax holiday a slick piece of propaganda

Looks like we're getting better at seeing through election-year propaganda. A CBS News/New York Times poll released yesterday said 49% of those polled thought the holiday a bad idea, 45% thought the tax a good idea, with 4% undecided.

Today's Boston Globe reports that SUV sales for April alone fell more than 32%, while sale of small cars increased 16%.

Seems like the high gas prices are forcing us to do what we should do, anyway: drive less, conserve what we have, and use public transportation. Has the tide turned about gas-guzzling cars, or will we go right back to our old ways if-- a very BIG if-- gas prices go down?

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