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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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John McCain '07!

So, I watched John McCain, speaking at a college on CNN yesterday morning.

He said that he planned on dropping the gas tax, between Memorial Day & Labor Day of this year. I thought I heard him wrong, but the commentator even asked "how's he going to do that, THIS year?" and "How's that going to help?".

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Is said commentator not aware that Senator McCain is a Senator?


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To help people weather the downturn immediately, McCain urged Congress to institute a "gas-tax holiday" by suspending the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and 24.4 cent diesel tax from Memorial Day to Labor Day. By some estimates, the government would lose about $10 billion in revenue. He also renewed his call for the United States to stop adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and thus lessen to some extent the worldwide demand for oil.

Combined, he said, the two proposals would reduce gas prices, which would have a trickle-down effect, and "help to spread relief across the American economy." Aides said McCain's Senate staff was drafting a bill on the proposal. It's likely to face strong opposition not only from Congress but the states.

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Emphasis on "a".
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Emphasis on "a".
So this is the best you could do versus Hillary and her "Sniper Fire" or Obama and you know how those working class white folks "get bitter and cling to guns, religion and nativism".
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