This week's quote is not profound. It's not the most relevant thing said this week. It was spoken by a person that anyone reading this is unlikely to have ever heard, I didn't know who he was. It is interesting though and a sure sign of things to come with the new openness of Obama and the Democratic Congress.
Charles Whittington, chairman of the American Trucking Associations, which supports a fuel tax increase as long as the money goes to highway projects, said Congress may decide to disguise a fuel tax hike as a surcharge to combat climate change.
This article is about a push to increase the fuel tax by 50%. Note the self-serving nature of the recommendation.
Mr. Whittington has a good plan to get the increase past the American consumer though.
"Instead of calling it a gas tax, call it a carbon tax," Whittington said. "As long as we label it as something else we may have the momentum and acceptance to move forward."
For his ridiculous and sleazy idea, I salute Mr Whittington and award him the Dodo bird