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Our View: McCain pumps up the politics with gas tax plan
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It's hard to argue that eliminating the federal gasoline tax for the summer months, as proposed this week by Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, wouldn't be welcome news for consumers. With gas prices likely to approach or pass $4 a gallon this summer, any financial relief would be appreciated.But dropping the gas tax for a few months will do nothing to address the longer-term national economic crisis.