Thursday, February 24, 2011
- Thomas Friedman Wants You To Be Unemployed
What other possible explanation could anyone have for his ranting lunatic statement in his column from yesterday:
The smart thing for us to do right now is to impose a $1-a-gallon gasoline tax, to be phased in at 5 cents a month beginning in 2012, with all the money going to pay down the deficit.
I started my career in the energy trading business. I still have excellent contacts in the industry and they have excellent contacts in the middle east. My suspicion is that all this hyperbole about the Arab world blowing up is overblown, but the truth is, no one really knows. Not me, not the experts on the ground, and definitely not Thomas Friedman.
This guy is a perfect example of how journalists who don't actually know much about anything, present themselves as experts on everything. Implement a $1 per gallon tax on gasoline today, and you will have another 10 million people out of work by the end of the month. To Friedman that probably seems like a small price to pay to fulfill his green vision.
Or maybe he thinks this would be a nice excuse to implement a Chinese Style command and control economy based on the 'state run capitalism' that he so loves.
What a freaking idiot this guy is. Pulitzer - Feh.