For those who haven’t read George Orwell’s Animal Farm, it is recommended that you do so. From Denver comes just the most recent example of politicians feeling that they are more equal than other people: the very people clamoring for raising taxes feel that they are above paying them.
While consumers in Denver have to pay 40.4 cents per gallon on gas taxes, the committee hosting the Democratic National Convention feel that they are more equal than the hoi polloi:
In Colorado, consumers pay 40.4 cents in taxes on every gallon of gasoline. That includes the federal gasoline tax of 18.4 cents per gallon and the Colorado gasoline tax of 22 cents per gallon.
“If you’ve got a 14-gallon tank, on the average, that’s about $5.66 that they don’t have to pay for fill up,” Councilman Charlie Brown said.
Brown also questioned the need for car washes.
“Why are we washing cars in the middle of a drought?” he asked. “Where are the green police when we need them? Are they poking around restaurants to see that nobody fries food?”
Let’s keep one thing in mind here: these people aren’t members of the government… they’re just members of a political party. Meaning, they’re ordinary citizens.
But that’s right… they’re more equal than the rest of us.