Michael Barone–as usual–nails it:
As Carney points out, the main feature of the Democrats’ bill, which was defeated in the Senate but which we probably have not heard the last of, was to deny five major oil companies the domestic production tax credit that is available to all manufacturers and mining companies, including oil companies. The justification? Well, big oil companies get lousy ratings in polls. So stick ‘em with a higher tax bill. Sounds a lot like gangster government to me.
He doesn’t mention the NLRB’s attack on Boeing putting a plant in South Carolina, which is yet another example of gangster government. A union lawyer even said that people in the south are “less-skilled, lower-quality” as a work force… and he even put that in writing in a major newspaper.