The Cranky Ol' Bat

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2005-03-29

Chirac's Still Plugging Away for his Airline Ticket Tax

I don't know what France's President Chirac has against the airlines. Maybe they didn't give him enough kickbacks, or they refuse to contribute to his legal aid fund, or Air France refused to give him a free upgrade to first class...

Anyway, earlier this year he suggested an international tax on airline tickets and their kerosene fuel with the proceeds going to fight global warming. When this went over like a three day old baguette, he decided to trot it out again, but this time he claims the tax will save 3 million people per year dying in Africa from AIDS.

Of course, being Chirac, it's not like he gave any details on how this would be done (drugs to the needy? prevention?) when he floated the idea to Japan's Prime Minister Koizumi yesterday.

3 Comments:

  • At 3:21 PM, Blogger DragonStormInAZ said…

    I thought Chirac was clean and sober and off the kerosene stuff for good! Guess not!

     
  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger Deacon Blues said…

    http://www.ninety-nines.org/johnson.html
    Very nice site about an early female flying pioneer.

     
  • At 10:18 AM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Maybe that's Chirac's problem....he needs to get back on the kerosene! I always took him for a propane man, myself!

    Cool site, Deacon Blues!!

     

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