Hillary Clinton says her gasoline tax holiday will help farmers, who don’t pay tax on fuel used on the farm.

Hillary Clinton:

There are a lot of people in Indiana who would really benefit from a gas tax holiday.

That might not mean much to my opponent, but I think it means a lot to people who are struggling here, people who commute a long way to work, farmers and truckers.

Ummm….Senator? Didn’t anyone tell you that fuel used in farm vehicles doesn’t pay the gasoline excise tax (p. 36)?

Not that she minds lying to the voters, but the problem is the farmers already know it.

Did I hear someone say “Out of touch”?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: