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Old 12-07-2007, 02:39 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by Ranman View Post
Hippies? what decade are you in?
There are no hippies around here.
Blame goes to the man in charge
and that's your boy George Bush
Someone should kick him in the nads
and wake him up

Oil prices are high because of taxes, and taxes can only be levied by Congress. So, it has nothing to do with Bush.

Article I: US Constitution

Section 8
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes,
Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for
the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States;
but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform through-
out the United States;

Pres. George H.W. Bush said, "Read My lips, No New Taxes." He was wrong, they were needed. Congress passed the taxes. Bush 41 signed them into law. That is how it works. They must pass Congress to reach the president's desk. If the president vetoes it, the legislature needs a 2/3 majority to override the veto. That is very rare. You need 67 Senators, and it depends on the population of the country in the house.
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