In either case, they are to blame for everything from papercuts to higher gas prices.
Our formerly sane friend Kavips has a new one about
Gasoline Pricing and the Republican Tax Code.
Democrats control both the House and the Senate, oh, and the White House too. This doesn't stop the tax code from being "Republican." No word on how many votes are required to make it either "bipartisan" or "Democrat". I suspect it's based more on the perceived evil or stupidity of the bill. (NB: I'll have to ask for a ruling)
I seem to remember a few posts about oil prices from Kavips so I checked the archives.
In June of 2009 the price of gas was not determined by the tax code (Republican or otherwise) but rather by "artificial financial devices". Interesting. I wonder what, precisely, makes a financial device artificial? Is it based on the arbitrage of Quatloos, gold-pressed Latinum and dollars? Perhaps it's the market rate for Unicorn farts. Who knows? My vote is for Carbon Credits which is suspiciously close to Unicorn farts.
In November of 2007 it was most assuredly "not seasonal". Rather it was "dropped for the election". By whom? Obama? Has to be. After all, didn't help Republicans any.
Earlier that year in June, the cause was not elections or mythical financial instruments or Republican tax codes. No. It was "because republicans controlled all three branches of government. There was no way the people could investigate and determine whether they were paying a fair price, or being gouged."
Earlier still in March of 2007 it wasn't any of those things it was "jitters" by speculators and WHAT'S THIS!? "Gas or coal will be jerked around as demand rises versus the supply."
WHAAAAAAA? Oil and Gas are subject to the laws of supply and demand? That's crazy talk!