Thursday, September 27, 2007

Rep. John Dingell: "This Is Going To Cause Pain"

The AP reports Congressman John Dingell, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, seeks a 50-cent-a-gallon tax on gasoline and jet fuel, a tax on carbon and the elimination of the interest tax deduction on home mortgages for homes over 3,000 square feet.

He said:

"I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like . . . This is going to cause pain. The pain is shared in a way that is fair, proper, acceptable and accomplishes the basic purpose . . . All my friends tell me you can't do this, it's going to be political poison."

I love this guy. Keep telling the American people you want to cause them "pain," John. In fact, use that word constantly.

So despite pledges by Speaker Tracy Flick Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Pat Geary Harry Reid that they would be "fiscally responsible," one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress has a massive tax hike agenda aimed right at the middle class.