Pardon me if I don’t jump for joy, but this is more of the same stupid ‘bread and circus’ politics that Bush has been feeding us for seven years. The only thing changing is who foots the bill, but if you think the oil companies won’t find a way to get their money back you are kidding yourself.
Obama already lost my vote, for reasons I haven’t had time to write about. With these kinds of solutions on his mind, I’m starting to think that moving to New Zealand is a good idea no matter who wins.
McBama, O’Cain, whatever.
Obama proposes $1,000 emergency rebate checks
By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer
Friday, August 1, 2008
(08-01) 14:01 PDT ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) —
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday pushed for a windfall profits tax to fund $1,000 emergency rebate checks for consumers besieged by high energy costs, a counter to Republican rival John McCain's call for more offshore drilling in coastal states like Florida.