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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 08:55 AM
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9. anyone who believes that a windfall profits tax on big oil is going
to pass Congress, let alone be signed into law by chimpy, needs their head examined. Ridiculous to think such a thing is even remotely possible.
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  -Obama is wrong about the gas tax BlackVelvet04  May-06-08 08:48 AM   #0 
  - Obama is a preacher looking for a congregation. All talk no action!  pingzing58   May-06-08 08:50 AM   #1 
  - And the other 40% was a taxpayer-funded giveaway to oil companies...  MercutioATC   May-06-08 08:50 AM   #2 
  - Not if there is a windfall tax on the gas companies....  BlackVelvet04   May-06-08 08:51 AM   #3 
     - anyone who believes that a windfall profits tax on big oil is going  cali   May-06-08 08:55 AM   #9 
     - So why not force the republicans to go on record  MonkeyFunk   May-06-08 11:00 AM   #81 
        - A vote against it is not a vote against oil companies  hokies4ever   May-06-08 11:17 AM   #89 
           - We don't have a dem nominee yet  MonkeyFunk   May-06-08 12:57 PM   #105 
              - Obama doesn't oppose oil windfall profit tax  hokies4ever   May-06-08 07:05 PM   #111 
     - If you think George Bush would sign a windfall profits tax into law?  HereSince1628   May-06-08 08:59 AM   #15 
     - Hillary has introduced the legislation. She is trying. What is Obama doing?  rodeodance   May-06-08 09:39 AM   #35 
        - I want action, and dont really need more talk - Go Hillary!!!  Texas Hill Country   May-06-08 09:55 AM   #42 
        - ;-)  rodeodance   May-06-08 10:03 AM   #48 
           - How does it feel knowing that Hillary has written a concession speech  hokies4ever   May-06-08 10:10 AM   #54 
              - McCain leaked that memo. He wants to go up against the WEAK cand. How does it feel to be duped ?  rodeodance   May-06-08 10:59 AM   #80 
                 - Hillary's about done  hokies4ever   May-06-08 11:13 AM   #88 
                    - ha ha YOu got duped by Repug Mccain. te he.  rodeodance   May-06-08 11:23 AM   #90 
        - Pandering does not equal trying  hokies4ever   May-06-08 10:09 AM   #51 
        - Oh Nooz! The Obamas are pandering to the uneducated Bubbas & BHO gets stuck on REPEAT  rodeodance   May-06-08 11:04 AM   #83 
        - Yeah, she introduced a bill LAST FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  DMorgan   May-06-08 10:31 AM   #66 
           - yes, "S.2971"  rodeodance   May-06-08 11:07 AM   #86 
     - Erm...I'm using YOUR math....from your OP.  MercutioATC   May-06-08 09:18 AM   #23 
  - No it is completely garbage and another thread has trashed it  grantcart   May-06-08 08:52 AM   #4 
  - Did you read the PDF file?  BlackVelvet04   May-06-08 08:54 AM   #8 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-06-08 08:58 AM   #14 
        - Did you read the articles you site? Still waiting for your answers on the questions above  grantcart   May-06-08 10:05 AM   #49 
           - um  Egnever   May-06-08 10:09 AM   #52 
  - I am going to ask you a question  Andy823   May-06-08 08:53 AM   #5 
  - Do you really believe they will pass  BlackVelvet04   May-06-08 08:54 AM   #7 
  - When Obama's The President And Congress Is VetoProof Majority Dems And When.....  global1   May-06-08 08:57 AM   #11 
  - Sure....  BlackVelvet04   May-06-08 10:09 AM   #53 
     - TRY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND! Hillary's bill will NOT PASS INTO LAW! She's  DMorgan   May-06-08 10:34 AM   #68 
     - about the same  elmerdem   May-06-08 12:03 PM   #98 
  - You didn't answer my question  Andy823   May-06-08 08:58 AM   #13 
  - It's not a rebate -- it's a tax reduction, and yes, Republicans and Democrats will gleefully...  stevietheman   May-06-08 09:01 AM   #16 
     - If they did pass it they would not help any one in Tennessee  Tippy   May-06-08 09:18 AM   #24 
     - On which planet?  DMorgan   May-06-08 10:37 AM   #69 
  - Being as McCain, who junior has endorsed,  citizen_jane   May-06-08 08:55 AM   #10 
  - nope. not the same. did you actually think McCan't proposed a windfall profits tax  cali   May-06-08 09:08 AM   #19 
     - Duh...did you get the bi-partisan part?  citizen_jane   May-06-08 09:20 AM   #25 
        - bwahahaha. yeah, sure, jane. there is NO such thing as a bill  cali   May-06-08 09:25 AM   #28 
        - Blinders.  citizen_jane   May-06-08 09:29 AM   #31 
           - he's not the one trying to deceive voters about this bullshit  cali   May-06-08 09:46 AM   #39 
        - What part of the phrase "DIFFERENT BILL" do you NOT understand?  DMorgan   May-06-08 10:38 AM   #70 
  - Don't forget to ask, and will it be passed into law by May 30th?  Heather MC   May-06-08 09:22 AM   #26 
     - get your information right. McCain is NOT proposing a windfall profit tax on the oil companies.  rodeodance   May-06-08 09:43 AM   #38 
     - I was referring to the entire idiotic idea of the gas tax holiday  Heather MC   May-06-08 10:17 AM   #58 
        - Then be smart and do not lump mcain and hillary's plan as if they were one in your text.  rodeodance   May-06-08 10:31 AM   #67 
           - Be Smart, you are following for Hillbilly's okie dokie and I am not being smart  Heather MC   May-06-08 10:42 AM   #74 
              - You were not smart enough to recognize the difference between the two.  rodeodance   May-06-08 11:07 AM   #85 
                 - ha ha ha, I notice you have not taken on the task of discussing the points that I made....  Heather MC   May-06-08 11:49 AM   #93 
     - It would be no different than what happened  xmas74   May-06-08 09:47 AM   #40 
        - I am not suggesting they would hike the price...  Heather MC   May-06-08 10:25 AM   #62 
           - But it's still the same idea.  xmas74   May-06-08 10:46 AM   #76 
           - I agree with that, However the point is mute because it will never happen.  Heather MC   May-06-08 11:06 AM   #84 
           - yes but  druidity33   May-06-08 05:16 PM   #110 
  - k and r  citizen_jane   May-06-08 08:53 AM   #6 
  - A Question about the Gas Tax Holiday in Indiana  Armstead   May-06-08 08:58 AM   #12 
  - Indiana has some of the lowest taxes in the United States  SemiCharmedQuark   May-06-08 09:04 AM   #18 
  - It's not just Obama; all the economists are also wrong and math is wrong, too.  Czolgosz   May-06-08 09:04 AM   #17 
  - Everybody but Hillary is wrong, I know I know, poor Hillary and her supporters!  DMorgan   May-06-08 10:42 AM   #72 
  - i hear there is a guy from Shell Oil that also believes it is a good  habitual   May-06-08 09:10 AM   #20 
  - You have no idea what I believe...  BlackVelvet04   May-06-08 10:14 AM   #56 
  - i never said anything about Obama in any sense of this issue  habitual   May-06-08 11:08 AM   #87 
  - I was away from the computer...  BlackVelvet04   May-06-08 10:17 AM   #59 
  - Thanks for the post, K & R. So, there really is an upside to reducing retail costs  BleedingHeartPatriot   May-06-08 09:10 AM   #21 
  - State gas taxes and the federal gas tax are different animals (see today's NY Times)  frazzled   May-06-08 09:15 AM   #22 
  - too bad every single economist out there says it's a joke...  dionysus   May-06-08 09:23 AM   #27 
  - Bill, 150 economist, and everyone with any sense is wrong. It's a stupid idea for a fantasy benefit  ProSense   May-06-08 09:26 AM   #29 
  - K&R  cricket08   May-06-08 09:28 AM   #30 
  - I don't agree for several reasons  SurfingAtWork   May-06-08 09:34 AM   #32 
  - Here's the problem with a gas tax holiday  Stagecoach   May-06-08 09:59 AM   #46 
  - "One economist for the gas tax holiday"? Oops, sorry about that it's a stupid idea  ProSense   May-06-08 09:35 AM   #33 
  - Salon got it wrong  onenote   May-06-08 09:56 AM   #44 
  - So, 60% of an estimated $30 is the difference between  mrone2   May-06-08 09:38 AM   #34 
  - You're ignoring the effect of transportation fuel prices throughout the economy.  lumberjack_jeff   May-06-08 10:28 AM   #65 
     - No, actually I am looking at the big picture and savings vs consequences  mrone2   May-06-08 12:34 PM   #101 
  - i live in illinois  madrchsod   May-06-08 09:41 AM   #36 
  - 100's of econimists knock the plan.... and you say the gas tax...  mckeown1128   May-06-08 09:42 AM   #37 
  - You as well missed the point....  BlackVelvet04   May-06-08 10:16 AM   #57 
     - Oh please enlighten me. nt  mckeown1128   May-06-08 01:52 PM   #108 
  - I take it you don't read economic studies very often  onenote   May-06-08 09:53 AM   #41 
  - And George Frost in a lawyer, not an economist  merh   May-06-08 09:55 AM   #43 
  - .  izzybeans   May-06-08 09:57 AM   #45 
  - REC.  rodeodance   May-06-08 10:02 AM   #47 
  - Decrease by 3%, followed by increase of 4%  hokies4ever   May-06-08 10:06 AM   #50 
  - exactly. And guess who made out like a bandit? The oil companies  onenote   May-06-08 11:57 AM   #96 
  - "as close to unanimous as you can get" in viewing the proposal as a "horrible idea,"  ProSense   May-06-08 10:13 AM   #55 
  - why doesn't ms clinton introduce this to congress? ain't gonna happen..  spanone   May-06-08 10:17 AM   #60 
  - It is all about perception  mtnester   May-06-08 10:22 AM   #61 
  - Exactly right.  lumberjack_jeff   May-06-08 10:27 AM   #63 
  - And I suppose every single economist in the country  gmudem   May-06-08 12:04 PM   #99 
  - New Ad: Under Hillarys Plan, Oil Companies Would Pay Gas Tax - Not Drivers  rodeodance   May-06-08 10:28 AM   #64 
  - Most economists believe he's right  Leocattiglio   May-06-08 10:41 AM   #71 
  - If the 'holiday' is a good idea and not some 'elect me' gimmick  DadOf2LittleAngels   May-06-08 10:42 AM   #73 
  - Either Obama is poorly briefed, or he's a liar.  Seabiscuit   May-06-08 10:44 AM   #75 
  - K&R n/t  Catchawave   May-06-08 10:47 AM   #77 
  - So the bottom line is: gas prices increased.  ieoeja   May-06-08 10:50 AM   #78 
  - My son can't afford to get to work. He needs this help. Obama brushes it off as 'gimmick'.  LulaMay   May-06-08 10:57 AM   #79 
  - Obama ridicules the real needs of worker,s, yet he shamelessly panders for their vote!  rodeodance   May-06-08 11:30 AM   #91 
  - yes because real workers drive 400 miles per day  LSK   May-06-08 12:44 PM   #103 
  - How about another big tax cut? Would that help your son.  thewiseguy   May-06-08 11:31 AM   #92 
  - $40 a week? I called MAJOR BS.  onenote   May-06-08 11:54 AM   #94 
  - your son is using 222 gallons per week? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LSK   May-06-08 12:42 PM   #102 
  - Clinton admitted on Monday  Tippy   May-06-08 02:32 PM   #109 
  - This post seems disengenuous because we know what the oil industry does  wowimthere   May-06-08 11:01 AM   #82 
  - The OP is irrelevant since neither is President THIS SUMMER  Turn CO Blue   May-06-08 11:57 AM   #95 
  - What about ~$200 million lost by IL and IN?  anigbrowl   May-06-08 12:00 PM   #97 
  - If he is wrong, then so too, is Hillary...  graycem   May-06-08 12:11 PM   #100 
  - Senator Clinton has now backed off, since the voting is today  RichardRay   May-06-08 12:47 PM   #104 
  - So How Ya Gonna Fund Road And Bridge Construction?  Better Believe It   May-06-08 01:00 PM   #106 
     - Huh? I'm not certain what you response has to do with my post. n/t  RichardRay   May-06-08 01:07 PM   #107 
        - It Had Nothing To Do With Your Post!  Better Believe It   May-07-08 11:58 AM   #113 
  - Actually, it didn't work. I lived in Illinois when they repealed it, prices jumped back up the ....  Exilednight   May-06-08 07:07 PM   #112 

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