Friday, May 13, 2005
Lack of Logic
Where's the logic in all of this?
KVI listeners have been complaining for years about the lack of road space for their cars and trucks. It's been a hot-air staple for a long time. So when the legislature finally acts to add to their beloved concrete in the only way it's able to do so, you'd think the world as they knew it was coming to an end. A tax on gasoline of up to 9.5 cents over the years is too onerous. Whiners all.
When Dave Ross and John Carlson ran for public office, they were forced to give up their on-air jobs. Why? So that they couldn't use the air waves (our air waves) to further their campaign. Conflict of interest and all that. Getting paid to talk on the air about their own personal ambitions isn't kosher. I think the same standard should apply to Kirby Wilbur and Carlson for using the air waves (our air waves) to further their pet peeve to cut off the gas tax before it gets off the ground. Conflict of interest. They're no longer an outsider commenting on the issue; they're a direct advocate using the air waves (our air waves) to further their personal agenda. Get off the air, Wilbur and Carlson.
Of course, if the gas tax is axed, they can then go back to puling about the lack of asphalt and too much green space.