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A Gas Tax Holiday From Reality

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Let’s name the roll on President Biden’s concepts to cut back excessive gasoline costs. He’s tried lobbying the Saudis, to no avail. Releasing oil from the U.S. strategic reserve; the market yawned. Attacking oil and fuel firms for not drilling or refining sufficient, however he additionally needs to place these firms out of enterprise.

Now comes the feeblest effort to date—a White Home request on Wednesday that Congress droop the 18.4 cent a gallon federal fuel tax for 3 months. That’s solely lengthy sufficient to cut back the irritation of drivers, er, voters, each time they replenish the tank in the course of the summer season driving season. Has there ever been a extra transparently cynical vote-buying coverage train? Ah, sure, we forgot student-loan cancellation.