Obama 2000: Gas Tax Holday-Good; Obama 2008: Gas Tax Holiday-Bad!
Obama says Clinton's proposed Gas Tax Holiday, a temporary measure to give people about 20¢ per gallon (about $25.00 or half a tank for most people), is a BAAAAAAD IDEA.
Funny, it was a great idea when Obama voted for it multiple times in Illinois in 2000:
Obama took a different view on the issue when he was an Illinois legislator, voting at least three times in favor of temporarily lifting the state's 5 percent sales tax on gasoline.
The tax holiday was finally approved during a special session in June of 2000, when Illinois motorists were furious that gas prices had just topped $2 a gallon in Chicago.
During one debate, he joked that he wanted signs on gas pumps in his district to say, “Senator Obama reduced your gasoline prices.”
What Obama is either too stubborn or too stupid to realize is that this temporary gas tax holiday opens the door to making BIG DAMNED OIL start paying its fair share of taxes.
The New York senator highlighted new oil company profit figures as evidence her proposed windfall profits tax was the answer.
“The oil companies have figured out a way to keep profiting no matter what else happens,” she said. “Over the last three months, while you were being pummeled by high gas prices, Shell’s profits rose by 25 percent, and BP’s by 63 percent. So the oil companies are doing very well, and it’s high time that they helped to relieve the burden of high gas prices on our families and our businesses.”
The Obama-based moral of this and all other Obama stories: If it doesn't help Obama, it's not a good thing. Period.
Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- And she made him (Samson) sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head.