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Originally posted by grover
I still say that McCain, Obama, Clinton, any of them, while they may not know the last time they pumped their own gas or how much they paid, should know what the average person is facing.
If he had been asked that exact same question at one of his town meetings and had given that exact same answer, he would have been booed off of the stage.
It is important.
And no my head is not stuck up Obama's ass... I support him because he will be the nominee, not because I was in favor of him... I wanted someone with a lot more experience like Richardson.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wants to raises taxes on the wealthy, but as a member of that social class, he isn't eager to fall victim himself. He has invested at least $1 million in a fund that yields tax-free income.
Obama's net worth at the end of 2007 -- not including his home and other nonfinancial assets -- was pegged between $2,022,016 and $7,356,000.
By far the largest account, valued between $1 million and $5 million, was in the Northern Municipal Money Market Fund. It generated tax-free interest in 2007 of between $15,001 and $50,000.
"The firm estimates it serves roughly 20% of the richest families profiled annually in the Forbes 400."
Interest on municipal bonds, however, is exempt from tax, which is why Obama's Northern Trust fund generates tax-free income.
Despite repeated requests over several days, the Obama campaign declined to comment.
Obama bills himself as a man of the people, who will beat down big business. ... Given his populist stance, Obama's recent trip to the Bay Area, during which he hobnobbed only with the richest and most famous, is amusing, since it either presents a man with no discernible principles or it presents a bunch of rich people who are allowing themselves to be led like lambs to the slaughter.
I had representatives from a mobile hospital that told me that the increase cost of fuel has caused them to incur an additional $100,000 in expenses in fuel use. We've also seen widespread reports of local law enforcement and police departments having to reassess how they are going to use their vehicles and their fleet, because of the strain that the high cost of gas is placing on their departments. So clearly it's not just working families. It's communities across the country who are struggling up under these high costs, and for Sen. Obama to indicate that we'll just have to get used to them is clearly an indication that he is out of touch."
The oil companies are enroning us to force congress into allowing them to drill wherever they want to.
"The price of a gallon of gas in America stands at more than four dollars. Yesterday, a barrel of oil cost about 134 dollarsm" said McCain.
John McCain Doesn't know the Price of Gas
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
The price of gasoline is sky high and it's going to get worse.
Do you think that McCain doesn't know that?