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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Music is my saviour / and I was maimed by rock and roll / I was tamed by rock and roll / I got my name from rock and roll
— Jeff Tweedy, Sunken Treasure
August 1, 2004
Who Needs the Gas Tax Anyway?

I like this one; I really do.

First, this is in response to slightly old news - as a wonderful comment on the currect of TV “news” - my most commons source in recent weeks - versus newspaper news; I had no idea this was going on.

By now the Paul Martin government - your government - the same one that promised to share gas tax revenue with municipal governments (going as far as suggesting that he would share between 5 and 7 cents per litre) is saying that this will happen NEXT budget ; not this one, and certainly not at the next sitting of Parliament.

That 5 to 7 cents by the way, not has to be negotiated because “We want the deals to advance public policy…” [Globe and Mail, July 29, pp. A5.] So much for 5 cents, or even 7.

Far be it from me to criticize - I’ve got an acquaintance who thinks the primary problem with Canadian Government is that the people who vote don’t know enough - but you voted for this guy, and you got what you asked for - more waffling, more indicivisness, and more of Paul Martin. Good luck in the next 18 months.

Posted by skooter at 4:09 PM This entry is filed under Politics.

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