A Terrible Idea

If a politician got up and said: “I propose we have the US Treasury write a check to the oil companies in the amount of millions of dollars,” it’s hard to imagine it gaining much support.

But if you propose the exact same policy and call it a “gas tax holiday,” you might get somewhere.

Read Dean Baker on McCain (and now Clinton’s!) terrible idea.

(Cross-posted at J Street)

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