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Friday, May 09, 2008

Politically Speaking: Dykstra disputes gas tax holiday

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

Some issues don't break down on party lines. A release by Joel
Dykstra, a Canton Republican who wants to join the U.S. Senate in
January 2009, serves as a good reminder. Dykstra lays out his
opposition to the idea of a federal gas tax holiday from Memorial Day
to Labor Day, an idea floated by Republican presumptive presidential
nominee John McCain and others. It's geared to the major vacation
driving season, and taking away the 18.4 cent federal gas tax would
offer relief at the pump, goes the theory. Unleaded gas just rose by a
dime to $3.52 at most Sioux City stations two days ago. But Dykstra
says the tax holiday would do more harm than good. He contends there's
"no guarantee that a reduction in the tax would benefit consumers."


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