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originally posted by: links234
originally posted by: ketsuko
What part of - The President has no power to impose new taxes - does he not understand?
That is the power of taxation lies solely in the House of Representatives.
What part of the national budget process don't you understand? The president makes a proposal to the congress, it's introduced by a member of the president's party and the House considers it.
How much more clear did the OP have to be?
Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax
resident Obama will propose a $10-a-barrel oil tax to fund an ambitious new transportation spending plan...
Maybe you're just being intentionally ignorant.
Conservatives act like Obama is a king and treat him like some sort of demi-God with a pen and phone...but then, nothing happens. Nothing changes. No one's life is directly impacted by these stories and yet...Obama is some sort of tyrant.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: EternalSolace
Or he sees that oil is at a low not seen since when, 2003? The tax would go to something that benefits us and we've become used to paying much higher oil prices. The tax won't break the bank. Of course, you accuse him of wanting to put us in the poor house.
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
a reply to: EternalSolace
I have several posts commenting on the issue before I raised him being black as ''one'' reason why people hate him.
you've once again proven
'' typical ignorant American hysteria ''
you have all this information, yet you focus on the one tiny, trivial thing because it gets your point of view across.
Maybe Obama isn't the problem.. Maybe its just American society and some of the people in it? You want to burn it to the ground so you can blame the guy you dont like.
oh hell your right I'm probably wrong.. quick if your lucky you can still pickup that prescription for meds as you detour past McDonalds.. make sure you take your 453x ACR assault rifles and 32x handguns just incase you need to defend yourself. /s
originally posted by: EternalSolace
a reply to: MALBOSIA
And when oil was $100 a gallon I was paying near $3.50 a gallon. As was most the United States... if not more. Now I'm paying $1.50 per gallon. So no, another tax on barrels of oil doesn't sit well; Especially when it's going to be used on garbage green projects that are destined to fail and line the pockets of even more garbage.