It may be an election ploy, but Hillary has said she wants to "take" the BIG oil company's windfall profits to pay for the gas tax relief. Can you say Marxist? What we have here is a supply problem. We know we have the oil. We know where it is. We are being held hostage by environmental whackos that are thwarting the process to drill for more oil and build more refineries.
Let's look at this from a business standpoint. We'll say you are a brewer and purveyor of fine beer. The cost of hops is going through the roof because of world wide demand. Our farmers could grow top quality hops right here, but they might disturb the mating grounds of some groundhogs. Now said purveyor has to raise the price. The pints are so delicious that the customers keep coming. Some are cutting back, others are switching to corporate swill, but business is still good. Hey, the people just have to have it. The business owner is making insane profits. The liberal candidates promise the locals that the owner will be taxed on those profits to reduce the premium beer tax. No big deal, the owner just raises the price again to pay for it. His explanation - businesses don't really pay taxes, they just pass it on to the customer. He is so right. But, wouldn't it just be simpler if he could buy his hops from an American farm? Win- win situation you say? Ahh, but the beatings will continue until morale improves around here.