Be sure you "thank" Representative Jeremy Kalin for the most recent tax increase which went into effect today (October 1, 2008) - the tax increase today was three additional cents per gallon of gas which you will be required to pay at the pump.
Jeremy Kalin and his Liberal co-legislators were clever about it too. They phased it in to take advantage of their expectation that if they did it by "steps" you would forget the previous increases. The tax increase that went into effect today was part of a larger per-gallon increase that was phased in over a period of several months.
Next time the Liberals, Democrats, Jeremy Kalin (they are one and the same - only name labels are different) complain about "big oil" remind them of "big government" which they have created. And you, the consumer, are underwriting!