Hess Corporation—Suspicious donations days after McCain drilling flip-flop
Ten identical donations, all connected to the Hess Corporations, all within days after McCain changed position on drilling.
McCain Has Raised More Than $2.1 Million From The Oil And Gas Industry, Including More Than $1.1 Million In The Month Of June. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, John McCain received $1,039,768 in contributions from the oil and gas industry between January 2007 and May 2008—a figure which dwarfs any other presidential candidates’ oil industry money. In addition, the Washington Post reported that “campaign contributions from oil industry executives to Sen. John McCain rose dramatically in the last half of June, after the senator from Arizona made a high-profile split with environmentalists and reversed his opposition to the federal ban on offshore drilling.”
McCain's oil lobbyists have represented many of the top oil companies - including Exxon, Shell, BP, Chevron Texaco, Occidental Petroleum, Sunoco and the American Petroleum Institute - and have even lobbied for these companies while advising McCain. It's no surprise that McCain's positions on energy policy are ever-more closely aligned with oil and gas corporations.
Senator McCain refuses to support a windfall profits tax on oil companies that would go to American families as rebates to help offset rising energy costs. Instead, McCain is offering a set of policies, from $4 billion in tax breaks for the top five oil companies to a gas tax "holiday" that wouldn't even fill a tank, that will do more for the oil industry than working Americans.
McCain won't be offering anything new on energy policy -- unless you count the steady stream of breaking stories exposing the depth and extent of McCain's ties to the oil and gas industry. For more on McCain's ties to the oil and gas industry click here to see the DNC's new web video "Puppet Masters."
Originally posted by nyk537
Quite blaming "big oil" for the problems we are facing right now.
Just because another very biased source assumes "A followed B, therefore B caused A" doesn't make it true. Sorry.