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Manix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:11 PM
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Cheney Tax Plan From '86 Would Have Raised Gas Prices

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In October 1986, when Dick Cheney was the lone congressman from energy-rich Wyoming, he introduced legislation to create a new import tax that would have caused the price of oil, and ultimately the price of gasoline paid by drivers, to soar by billions of dollars per year.

"Let us rid ourselves of the fiction that low oil prices are somehow good for the United States," Mr. Cheney, who is now vice president, said shortly after introducing the legislation.




NY Times

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:16 PM
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1. Sounds like Dick wanted to raise taxes to make people drive less
Mr. Cheney said at the time that unemployment in Wyoming was 9 percent and he argued that the low prices could permanently impair domestic oil production and leave the United States at the mercy of foreign suppliers.
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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:24 PM
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2. Yet another */Cheney flip flop
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:32 PM
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3. Yeppers, and no surprise...have you sent this to Air America and other
talk shows, etc. to make sure it gets the attention it deserves?
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:33 PM
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4. locking
That's old news, not LBN, first published on the 5th.
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