Will a gas tax holiday help?

With presidential candidates trying to one-up each other on every front, the idea of a summer gas tax holiday has been getting lots of attention. On Tuesday I became, “the expert” in a two-minute CNN segment in which Obama and I disagreed with McCain and Clinton. Watch the clip and decide for yourself who’s right.

Will a gas tax holiday help?

For a longer, “reasoned” discussion of this issue, see

McCain’s gas tax holiday is a bad joke

Steve Buckstein is Senior Policy Analyst and founder of Cascade Policy Institute, a Portland-based think tank.

  • dave

    Nice Job Steve!

  • Jerry

    It will do nothing, although anytime we can reduce the government “take” it is a good idea.
    The ONLY thing that will help anytime in the next 10-20 years is more oil.
    ANWAR, the Gulf, etc.
    Open it up and drill.

  • John Fairplay

    I’m always happy to see less money going to the federal government – even money that would just sit in a trust fund for 10 years before it is spent. But I wouldn’t expect to pay any less per gallon for gas should this proposal go forward.

  • Steve Plunk

    I agree that a gas tax “holiday” will do little. With gas and diesel hovering around $4 a gallon taking 24 cents off the price is trivial.

    But McCain has also called for a cessation of purchasing for the strategic petroleum reserve. It doesn’t make sense to be filling this reserve when prices are high and every barrel needed in the refineries. It could also prompt the speculators to flee the oil market and drive prices down even further.

    Rather than debate exactly which proposal is better than the next we should be enacting as many as we can. We should drill, conserve, develop alternatives, make vehicles flex fuel capable, and whatever else we can think of.

    What we should not do is keep doing nothing. Congress is failing us everyday they sit on their hands and fail to realize how serious this is. They should allow the private industry and the ingenuity of Americans work toward solutions without the government hamstringing them.

    A real energy policy is a must. Without it we can continue to pay a blackmailed “tax” to OPEC and see our own money used against us. The OPEC cartel is long overdue for destruction. It has fomented trouble throughout the world while doing little if any good. The time is right for us to break them.

  • Jerry

    No one needs an “energy policy” of any kind. Government does not create energy – the private sector does. The world free market is what is going on here. Supply and demand. If government would simply get out of the way there would not be any energy “crisis”. All this nonsense about corn-based ethanol, no drilling in the gulf, no ANWAR, 50 kinds of gasoline mix, etc., etc. is what is killing us. And you can blame both parties.

    They need to simply get out of the way.

    • dean

      Jerry….though it may not help Steve P’s cause here, he is right on this and you are wrong.

      Energy is not a “free market” and has not been for many many years. There would be no nuclear power at all without government. First….they invented it. Second, they insured the private companies against the incalcuable billions at stake in case of a serious accident. Third….they are responsible for finding a place for the radioactive waste. Fourth, they regulate the industry to prevent Homer Simpson from pushing the wrong button.

      Oil exploration is tax subsidized. Coal mining safety is heavily regulated. Coal pollution is regulated, as is tailpipe pollution from cars. Mileage standards for cars are set by the feds. Government funded transportation projects (funded by the insufficient gas tax that is the subject here) are what allows vehicles to burn gas to get somewhere. The small bit of Remaining oil in the United States is on Federally controlled lands (except for that patch in the great plains). Eminent domain is used to condemn private land for pipelines. The list goes on.

      So the government is pretty seriously involved already. Adn Steve is correct. A shift in thinking is needed that puts everything on the table so that a grand bargain can be struck that allows greater domestic drilling plus alternatives plus conservation plus much of whatever else can be thunk up. Other wise we are in seriously deep doo doo.

      Yes…the “free market” could “solve” the problem by raising prices high enough and polluting enough to kill our economy or us. But it ain’t gonna happen because fortunately we have politics to ride to the rescue.

      • Jed Williams


        I agree. In the face of rising gas prices and changing public values favoring denser and more walkable communities with adequate parks and greenspace, the post-WWII government policies that have subsidized low-density sprawl and social-engineered people into driving single occupant vehicles are failing to keep up with shifting market forces. These efforts by McCain and Clinton are desperate are part political pandering and part last ditch effort to prop up a passing era.

        The communities that will benefit from these changes will be the ones who have planned for them and have found the synergistic mix of smart planning, public investment and the application of market tools to take advantage of market opportunities.

        This recent report suggests again how market forces are shifting in favor of policies that support more sustainable patterns of human settlement:


        A final casualty of the past era will certainly be the anti-urban, anti-transit, anti-planning, anti-bicycle, and ultimately anti-market conservative ideology that is views low-density development as the “natural” outcome of the a “free” market. This ideology- commonly seen on Oregon Catalyst- will not survive these changes.

        A new era of pragmatism is dawning.


  • Jerry

    I don’t see any politics rising to any rescue whatsoever. The ethanol situation is a complete joke, the nuclear freeze has crippled us, no new refineries are being built, drilling is not happening anywhere, etc. etc.
    Politicians are not equipped to deal with this. If it is controlled so much by government, as you claim, then that is precisely why we are in so much trouble today.

    • dean

      Jerry….there is new drilling in the Bakken formation and elsewhere including the gulf. But there will not be dilling in ANWAR and off coastal Florida (and possibly Oregon for that matter) unless and until there is a larger grand compromise that is part of a new energy strategy. Everything on the table, with a common goal of reducing dependence on foreign oil AND reducing CO2. Each side has to get the core of what they want, but lower prices for gas will certainly not get us there.

      I’m not claiming government “controls” the energy market, but I am claiming that there is no such thing as a “free” energy market and has not been since Edison introduced electric lighting.

      We are in trouble because we the people prevented our government from taking the painful but needed steps to reduce fossil fuel use (i.e. higher taxes), and the politicians went along with us so that they could keep their jobs. All we have accomplished is to make people who don’t like us richer and richer. Dumb.

      • John in Oregon

        Small factual correction re no drilling off coastal Florid. The correction is there will be no US drilling, China is drilling even as we speak.

        No comment at the moment on the remainder of your comment other than to concur wholeheartedly that Government distorts markets. Sometimes in good ways. More often in bad ways.

  • Jerry

    Higher taxes are not the way to reduce anything. Tax credits for energy efficiency would work MUCH better. Your only solution to about anything seems to be higher taxes. I say more money in them in if you feel that strongly, but I know you won’t.

    • dean

      Jerry….since gasoline prices have stayed above $3 a gallon for some time now, people are buying more fuel efficient cars in greater numbers and fewer gas guzzlers. It is the higher PRICES that are needed, not necessarily higher TAXES. But left to the market, the prices will tend to fluctuate widely, sending mixed signals to people. Higher taxes are a way to insure the price stays high enough long enough to get changes made.

      Energy generation and new vehicle design investments are long term, so they need some assurance of a floor price taht can only be accomplished through public policies, including taxation. This is why Germany has beena ble to get way ahead of everyone else with respect to solar power, and Denmark with respect to wind power. They guarenteed a certain price taht allowed a profit on investment.

      Taxing fossil fuels high enough to discourage their use and shift investment to other energy sources is good public policy. The market can best sort which alternatives pan out, but unles the price of fossil fuels is raised through taxes we will remain slaves to OPEC.

  • Jed Williams

    Thank God we were smart enough to start investing in light-rail 30 years ago, have a reasonable plan for a more diverse transportation system that includes biking, walking, other options and have a land-use strategy in Oregon that encourages proximity rather than one that requires mobility.

  • John in Oregon

    I just had the most amazing out of politics experience. (Not to be confused with out of body experience.)

    First Obama correctly uses market principals to explain why McCain and Clinton are wrong on the gas tax.

    Then Obama proposed a windfall tax that violates those self same market principals.

    Now Clintons addvert says the OIL companies should pay the gas tax.

    In a daze I rapidly punch numbers in my (solar) calculator. That’s 8 cents times $3.50 equals 28 cents minus average gas tax of lets say average 35 cents equals a OIL company profit of minus 7 cents. How does this work?

    Federal tax only? That’s 28 cents minus 18.4 cents equal 9.6 cents profit, better. But wait, that’s a windfall profit tax. I thought Obama said…..

    Help me McCain the world is spinning, help me Obama the world is spinning, help me Clinton the world is…. This isnt Kansas any more. Where is the yellow brick road?

  • Richard Leonetti

    Agreed, this is a feel good thing that reduces revenue. But it feels good just like the rebate checks going out to everyone right now at a whole lot less cost, and it goes to people we know pay gas taxes normally where the rebate checks go to many people who paid to income taxes in the first place.

  • Janet Reno

    Obama’s efforts to connect to the Republican Party, specifically Bush, and Dick Cheney, of the Halliburton Company, dates back to the Presidents Grandfather, Prescott Bush, and indeed Cheney was once an executive officer of Halliburton.

    The American military pounds Iraq with Artillary, bombs, and the like, destroying large sections of cities, and infra-structures, then Halliburton comes in to rebuild. Halliburton and Halliburton associated companies have raked in ten’s of billions.

    Obama is just like the BIG HALIBURTAN. Haliburton has contracted to build detention centers in the U.S. similiar to the one in Quantanammo Bay, Cuba. Halliburton does nothing to earn the Two Dollars for each meal an American Serviceman in Iraq eats.


    Halliburton was scheduled to take control of the Dubai Ports in The United Arab Emiirate. The deal was canceled when Bush was unable to affect the transfer of the American Ports.

    Now we see what some might suspect as similiar financial escapading from the Democrats.

    Two years ago, Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company – Companion- owned by now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO) Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley, to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States. An Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo. Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract.
    Involved along with Antoin “Tony” Rezco, long time friend and neighbor of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and former cop Daniel T. Frawley, is Aiham Alsammarae. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.

    Recently, Obama’s campaign staff have been vetted by the IRS to disclose his connection to the criminal money generating underworld. Besides, his connections to the REZCO MAFIA types, his up-coming Tax Fraud charges — Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM “PATWANG-FWEEE” and disclose Obama’s MUSLIM Farrakhan mob connection to Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama’s spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine; Wright’s daughters serve as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said “truly epitomized greatness.” That man is Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and Chicago’s Trinity United Church are trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Oddly enough, Barack Obama, and his mentor Rev. Wright, failed to mention Planned Parenthood, an organization established by eugenicist Margaret Sanger expressly for the purpose of black genocide. The Obelus — Kiss-A-Cuss and “GLORK” black demagoguery of Obama’s Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X, foreshadows X – PATRIOT Obama (the nuclear AGA KHAN) – the Umkhonto we Sizwe (or MK), translated “Spear of the Nation” – as the bringer of a “new politics,” rising above the old Washington ways of expediency. It’s hard to think of an act more blatantly expedient than renouncing Wright when his show, once done from the press club instead of the pulpit, could no longer be “contextualized” as something whites could not understand and only Obama could explain in all its complexity. Pope Benedict XVI quoted Alexis de Tocqueville and Franklin Roosevelt on the positive role of faith in society, used the term “E Pluribus Unum” (Latin for “Out of Many, One.”), and extrapolated America’s long history of interfaith cooperation efforts in his speech to America. Obama should stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake Xerox – X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke “GLORK” Xerox – X box to meet the Buffalo “GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA” Police Department Buffalo Creek. He is MAD!!! —


    “GLORK” Obama looks like Alfred E. Newman: “Tales Calculated To Drive You.” He is a MUSLIM “Glork” He’s MAD!!! Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot of Mad. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman after he spotted it on the bulletin board in the office of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
    Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM “PATWANG-FWEEE” and stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake “GLORK” Xerox – X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox – X box to meet the Buffalo “GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA” Police Department Buffalo Creek.

    Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

    “GLORK” Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago’s Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Beneath that Darth-Vader-Mace-Windu-Jedi-Me ssiah Helmet Hairdo of Michelle Obama lurks a Wildabeast. If Michelle Obama new what her husband — the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster — Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. The Lexis-Nexis-Albatross-Abacus-Complex of Barack and Michelle’s relationship with MUSLIM “PATWANG-FWEEE” Rev. Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and black demagoguery of Obama’s Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; is about as much of a Hoax as Oxfam volunteers believe in HIV– AIDS Witch Doctors in Africa they feed.
    “God damn America” – Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama.
    “God bless America” – Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton —
    Michelle Obama AKA Wildabeast — failed the Illinois Bar Exam. If Barack Obama had married Shaniqua instead of the leftist-separatist-racist-beast-‘ist Michelle, his jackanapes’ excitedly-fixed-elitism, Nemet-Oure-Saxas Our Father Our King — black rage, and “GLORK” black demagoguery of Obama’s Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; would be taken a lot more expeditiously. Its expected that Obam will manage his explosive MUSLIM JIHADI — FATIMA EXTREMISM obsession bitter. He is a MUSLIM “Glork” It’s time to introduce this false, fake “GLORK” Xerox – X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox – X box to meet the Buffalo “GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA” Police Department Buffalo Creek. He’s MAD!!!



    The Apologia has arrived and once again the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, promises to heal the wounds of the world. The speech is the rude awakening of mass messianism of his campaign. Apologetically, Obama the MUSLIM double-cross X-boX-BorraX has an astonishingly empty two-prawn echelon explanation of his misjudgment.
    In the first prawn: with regard to his connection to separatist-racist Rev. Wright; Obama summons voodoo and juju to express slavery as beginning and ending with the Rev. Wright.
    In the second prawn: Obama’s speech takes credit for Ashley’s dream. A dream of unity Martin Luther King, Jr. borrowed from Ashley for his historic “I Have A Dream” speech. In Obama’s speech, the connective bond Ashley, the elderly black man and Obama’s grandmother share; represents Obama’s self-indicting rise to the Harvard Yard. For Obama, the grand flag of language is the semi-fore of words, bestowed upon our nation by the messiah-alumni from Harvard. Obama’s Swoon-Song Apologia to the nation represents a failed hymn — a hymn that fails to heal the nation, repair the world, or make this time different than all the rest. Obama’s speech is a brilliant failure.



    The ILLIGITIAMTE MUSLIM MESSIA has blundered yet again!!! The self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, lied about the politics of his campaign. The danger involved with this self-aggrandizing, -a-hoop, Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster — Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama is that — “Like Father Like Son” X – PATRIOT Obama (the nuclear AGA KHAN), is constantly wanting to impress America with “…his incapacity for sound judgment.” In 2005, Sen. Obama voted for the Dick Cheney energy bill, which Cheney wrote in secret with the Exxon Mobil oil industry. Hillary Clinton opposed Cheney’s energy bill, has a plan to eliminate oil industry tax breaks, and would require oil companies to contribute to a $50 billion strategic energy fund to jump-start research and investment in clean energy technologies. On top of the horrible crime Obama executed in Harlem, the fact is, we have to hear it from Karl Rove about Obama’s latest Campaign Crisis.

    “GLORK” Top Ten Obama Lies:

    1. Obam said his parents met at the Selma march — Reality: He was born 4 years before that.

    2. Obam said he was a constitutional law professor — Reality: . . . Obama Made This False Claim In His 2004 Senate Race. “Several direct-mail pieces issued for Obama’s primary [Senate] campaign said he was a law professor at the University of Chicago. He is not. He is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school..

    3. Obam said he spoke fluent Indonesian as a child — Reality: . . . Obama has claimed on numerous occasions to have become fluent in Indonesian in six months. Yet another Phi Beta Krakatau lie from Obama. Those who knew him disputed that during recent interviews. Israel la Pareira Darmawan, Obama’s 1st-grade teacher, said she attempted to help him learn the Indonesian language by going over pronunciation and vowel sounds. Truth-be-told: Obama’s Indonesian teachers say Kaku-Pooh.

    4. Obam said he was involved in community asbestos and housing project for the poor — Reality: . . . Didn’t happen. This was the basis for Barack and Michelle’s claim, that he was a community activist on the South and East Side of Chicago. Usher United Arab Emirates (UAE) A+ lie both he and his twenty-four (24) mule-team, Hus-suey loving wife Michelle Obama have been claiming in the campaign — Reality: The Chicago Newspaper’s Obelus — Kiss-A-Cuss:…NO-MAMA.

    5. Obam said in his book that he received his racial awakening at age nine reading a Life/Ebony Magazine story about a black man who was scarred trying to dye his skin white — Reality: . . . Didn’t happen. Both Magazines (Life and Ebony), and the Rev. Wright and Farrakhan MUSLIM Trumpet Newsmagazine say, just didn’t happen.

    6. Obam’s Campaign Didn’t Have The “Technical Capacity” To Produce The “1984” Ad:

    Obama: “But it’s not something that we had anything to do with or were aware of and that frankly, given what it looks like, we don’t have the technical capacity to create something like that.” (CNN’s “Larry King Live,” 3/24/07) — Reality:…The Creator Admitted All It Took Was A “Sunday Afternoon” On His Mac. Phillip de Vellis: “I made the ad on a Sunday afternoon in my apartment using my personal equipment (a Mac and some software), uploaded it to YouTube, and sent links around to blogs.”

    7. Obam’s Campaign Claimed His High School Friend Tried To Extort Money From Them:

    “According To The Obama Campaign, [Obama’s Punahou Classmate Keith] Kakugawa Explicitly Raised The Possibility That He Could Make Up False Stories About Obama, Implying He Would Do So If The Campaign Did Not Give Him Money.” (Maurice Possley, Kirsten Scharnberg and Ray Gibson, — Reality: “…An Old Friend’s Troublesome Return,” Chicago Tribune, 3/25/07).

    8. Obam voted to bring low-cost foreign labor into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — Reality: . . . This was a slap in the face against the African-Americans who were displaced in that city. Obama also voted to place Michael Chertoff, the man responsible for the Katrina catastrophe, in charge of Homeland Security. Obama voted for Senate-Bills that gave Blackwater the funding they needed to shoot the folks of New Orleans who were only trying to save their own lives. Inextricably, the towel head voted to allow Michael Chertoff to waive all applicable laws, including murder, torture, kidnaping, and he suppoted water-boarding.

    9. Obam voted more than five times for USA-PATRIOT ACT renewal — Reality: . . . This is a Senate-Bill patently offensive to most Americans. City after city has passed resolutions condemning USA-PATRIOT ACT. Passively or reflexively, Obama chose to side with tyranny over freedom and Bush over the folks on this issue. The Real ID Act, which would allow Michael Chertoff to declare martial law and imprison Americans, was supported by ex-patriot Obama, as noted above.

    10. Obam is not a MAD MAN. Sen. Obama has not exaggerated the disconnection with . . .”The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth” –Ex. xxxiv. 6; or extolled his venomous-vexatious-Vesuvius MUSLIM madrassahs’-faux-pas on us. Sen. Obama Is not involved along with Antoin “Tony” Rezco, long time friend and neighbor, now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO); or Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley. Sen. Obama is not involved with- nor has Sen. Obama exhibited any nuclear security, bribery, money payoffs, or cronyism in the state of Illinois; or criminal activities related to the BIG HALIBURTAN and V.P. Cheney’s Halliburton bribery case; or any political misjudgment in his escalating Campaign Crisis. Sen. Obama does not take money from people who hire lobbyists, partners of lobbyists, spouses of lobbyists, former lobbyists or state lobbyists. “GLORK” Sen. Obama Is not involved with any Hoax or Oxfam volunteers and HIV– AIDS Witch Doctors in Africa they feed. Sen. Obama is not associated with Exiled “God damn America” SOULJAH JIHAD — Rev. Jeremiah Wright, MUSLIM EXTREMIST Malcolm X KillA — Louis Farrakhan and black-rage demagoguery; or Obama’s Mea Culpa-Apologia; or Stump Lines Echo Malcolm X; Sen. Obama has not exulted the virtue of being an aggrieved black man. Sen. Obama does not accept political contributions from terrorists. Sen. Obama has not expressed the troublesome sub-text of the October Surprise: “X-Files” — The 1980 election scandal exposed… the extraneous-demon-us-venomous anger driven association between Obama and aging [VX] Vietnam-era Weather Underground Radical Terrorist William Ayers. Sen. Obama has not expressed the troublesome sub-text of the November Surprise: “X-X-Files” — The 2008 election scandal exposed… the extraneous-demon-us-venomous anger driven association between Obama and 501-(C)-Shaddy-Sharpton-Semilunar-Crescent of Allah Islam and Solar-Solecism-Sista-Soljah-Souljah-Jihad — AXIS OF EVIL Rev. Sharpton, Rev. Wright and MUSLIM EXTREMIST Malcolm X KillA — Louis Farrakhan, and Malcolm X Mosque No. 7 – JIHADI — FATIMA EXTREMIST underground-money connection to Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Sen. Obama is not a separatist-racist. Michelle Obama AKA Wildabeast is not a liberal-leftist-sexist-racist. Michelle Obama AKA Wildabeast — did not fail the Illinois Bar Exam and trot out her Marxist leftist-separatist-racist Socialist X box – Soapbox; X – PATRIOT Obama Is not the new AGA KHAN. Sen. Obama is not a self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox – X box. “GLORK” Obama executed no crime in Harlem. Obama is Not America’s Poison — Reality:…He’s Radio-Active.



    The Republicans’ disengagement (media bias), if not disillusionment, with the economic campaign issues is borne out by the fact that many more Republicans are able to explain, extinguish, and excoriate the name Barrack Obama with the term (JIHAD), than can name Bush/Dick Cheney and McCain — as the Big Oil — BIG HALLIBURTAN politicians expanding GOP IRAQ WAR ideology, and Republican White House Party Elders’ GI Bill of Rights for the 21st century IRAQ WAR ECONOMY. Even among Tupac Shakur, Bob Marley, Muhammad Ali, Ben Holt, Cotton-Club to Lenox Club- a.k.a. “The Breakfast Club,” Staples Singers In Ghana 1971: “When Will We Get Paid,” Paul Robeson, DMX or Jay-Z . . . excerpts from the infamous Malcolm X speech “The Ballot or the Bullet” inexperienced Obama and conservative Republicans: Clinton is much more visible than GOP presumptive candidate John McCain towards affecting positively the important economic issues facing America’s middle class economy. Next, Speaking at an awards banquet for the Society of Professional Journalists on April 4, “Phoenix New Times” and Village Voice Media Inc. Executive Editor Michael Lacey used the “N-word” to refer to a former colleague who voted for the godless, money-laundering, call-girl-reach-around loving liberal McCain, who collaborated with the Viet Cong, hides a Rx- cyanide pill in his check, and secretly fathered a black child with a Unicorn Crêpe Suzette look-alike, who turned out to become — you guessed it — Barack Obama?

    When asked who they would vote for in the general election for president of the United States, the natural pendulum swing in America is approximately 79% of Republicans named Hillary Clinton as their choice. Reasons for Obama’s Campaign Crisis “GLORK” Campaign Crisis include:

    No excuses. Sen. Obama accepted more money from oil company executives last month than any other candidate, while he ran an ad saying he didn’t take money from oil companies. Context of ad extends that oil money taken by IL Sen. Barrack Obama from BIG HALIBURTAN spells bad MO-Jo for Obama Campaign Crisis and RX for U.S. stock x-change = VX for U.S. economy. Sen. Obama’s giveaways to the oil industry are not limited to tax breaks. They also include provisions like royalty relief that are worth billions. And many of the tax “increases” are simply extensions of existing taxes that do not impose any additional burden on oil companies. Exactly half of giveaways were not tax provisions. For instance, the oil companies received billions in royalty waivers. Obama voted for Big Oil — BIG HALLIBURTAN Dick Cheney’s 2005 energy bill containing “billions in dollars in giveaways to the oil companies.” [ Ludacris ]

    Big Oil — BIG HALLIBURTAN — OBAM 50 Cent LIES —

    Sections 344-345
    Waives royalty payments for drilling for some natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Section 346
    Waives royalty payments for drilling in offshore Alaska.

    Sections 353-4
    Waives royalty payments for gas hydrate extraction on the Outer Continental Shelf and public land in Alaska.

    Section 383
    Allows oil companies drilling in federal land off the coast of a particular state to pay the state 44 cents of every dollar it would have paid to the federal government for the privilege of drilling on federal land.

    “Sen. Barack Obama continued accepting donations from oil company executives and employees last month even as he aired ads in which he stated he took no oil company money, his campaign finance reports show. Obama has taken at least $263,000 from oil company executives, family members and employees since entering the presidential race last year, including $46,000 last month. At least $140,000 has come in chunks of between $1,000 and $2,300, the maximum permitted under federal law.” [LA Times, 4/24/08]

    “Obam has more holes in him than Swiss-Cheese.” [CNN’s “Politics.com,” 4/01/08]

    Obam presidential campaign has received $2,812,336 from firms that employ registered federal lobbyists. [fec.gov]

    Obam has taken $405,747 from the Pharmaceutical industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam has received $1,185,937 from the Commercial Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam has received over six million dollars from the Securities & Investment industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam extracted $666,357 from Exxon-Mobil. [factcheck.org]

    Obam extorted $213,000 from Exelon- a nuclear plant operator in Illinois. [truthdig.com]

    Obam has taken $608,822 from the Insurance industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam has taken $168,584 from the Mortgage Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]


    WASHINGTON — Obama’s support among Democrats nationally has softened.

    “GLORK” Sen. Barack Obama’s support among Democrats nationally has softened over the last month, particularly among men and upper-income voters, as voters have taken a slightly less positive view of him than they did after his burst of victories in February, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

    The survey suggests that Mr. Obama’s proximity to Chicago, Democrat of Illinois, may have been at something of a peak in February, propelled by a string of primary and caucus victories over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and that perceptions of him are dramatically trending downward.

    Mr. Obama’s favorability rating among Democratic primary voters has dropped seventeen percentage points, to 42 percent, since the last Times/CBS News survey, in late February. While that figure is steadily declining, this dramatic decline came in a month during which he endured withering attacks from Mrs. Clinton, and responded to reports that his exiled former pastor had made politically inflammatory statements from his church’s pulpit in Chicago, and swirling questions about Harlem, and the criminal money generating underworld of 501-(C)-Shaddy-Sharpton-Semilunar-Crescent of Allah Islam Mosque No. 7; and what Barack Obama did in Harlem — from which he cannot extricate himself.

    The events of the last month (with the possible exception of Muslim Jihad).appear to have fundamentally altered the race for the party’s nomination and provided Mrs. Clinton’s campaign extensive evidence of a collapse in Mr. Obama’s standing or an overwhelming preference voiced for Mrs. Clinton by Democratic and Republican voters in polls: — perplexing developments in Obama’s ongoing Campaign Crisis, that could be used to persuade uncommitted super-delegates to sign on with Hillary Clinton.

    Twenty-six percent of the general electorate voters who heard of the Apologia speech that Mr. Obama the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama gave to try to deal with the controversy over Obama’s separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago’s Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah, said it made them dislike him. And 74 percent of Democrats and Republicans said Mr. Obama’s Campaign Crisis “GLORK” Campaign Crisis “God damn America” – Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama. “God bless America” – Pope Benedict XVI and Hillary Clinton… stems from the fact that he shows continued misjudgment for even the most challenging problems. Next, the overall opinion of people in the news this year; Mr. Obama lacks the decisive capability to lead, willingness to listen, conviction and courage. Mr. Obama is no Alexander Manly when it comes to sexist-racist issues, and he uses false charges and exaggerated hate-the Saxon-race claims to play politics with national security.

    The junior senator from Illinois has been doing a lot of explaining about the inexcusable company he has kept for the last 17 years or so. The complexity of Obama’s extremism is that it is all about him. He’s the change… as in La change, c’est moi! (“I am the State”) Exactly. Barack Obama the MUSLIM double-cross X-boX-BorraX, and his wife Michelle Obama AKA Wildabeast — the Marxist Leninist Separatist-Racist Socialist X box – SoapboX come across as condescending Ivy League black rage liberationists. A politician can not chose the family he has However; he can chose the pastor he keeps. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has influenced Obama’s liberal-elitist-separatist-racist Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad views on a variety of subjects. This flare-up may have exacerbated what happened to Obama over the years, as his MUSLIM radicalism and demonize the White-Saxon-race, may expel the same Rev. Wright belief — that America and its US allies brought on 9/11. In a sincere re-examination of his world-view, Obama’s Mea Culpa-Apologia says this guy is like an uncle to him. To Obama the excursus of AXIS OF EVIL Rev. Sharpton, Rev. Wright and MUSLIM EXTREMIST Malcolm X KillA — Louis Farrakhan black rage, is grounded in extremist-racist hate Israel world-view, and extols Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s praise of Barack; while white resentment of Obama’s black-rage demagoguery is exaggerated and exploited. But shouldn’t his long term relationship with these despicable characters call into question at the very least Obama’s judgment? From Waxahache, TX.– to Axis-of-Evil, Mr. Obama lied about the politics of his campaign, and knew about Ex-Pastor Rev. Wright’s MUSLIM Militant Farrakhan Malcolm X Mosque No. 7 – JIHADI — FATIMA EXTREMIST mob connection to Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ.


    Colfax: Sen. Obama on Lobbyists —

    “Considering that Sen. Obama voted to suspend the gas tax three times when gas cost less than $2 a gallon and has an energy lobbyist chairing his Indiana campaign, it’s hard to take his latest criticisms very seriously. Senator Obama wants Americans to pay the gas tax but Senator Clinton thinks the big oil companies should pay it this summer.” – Clinton spokesperson Phil Singer

    Colfax: Sen. Obama voted three times for a gas tax holiday in 2000 when gas prices were less than $2 a gallon. Next, Kip Tew, the top advisor to Obama’s Indiana campaign is an energy lobbyist. Tew said recently, “I’m not running away from the fact that I’m a lobbyist. I have a healthy client list, and I’m proud of it.”

    May 3, 2008–APEX– 2:11:35 PM #

    The choice is simple: Senator Obama wants the American people to pay the gas tax this summer but Senator Clinton thinks Big Oil should.

    The Clinton gas tax holiday is financed exclusively through a tax on windfall profits from oil companies and keeps the Highway Transportation Trust fund intact. Hillary opposed a plan in 2000 for a gas tax holiday because it was financed with transportation funds.

    Sen. Obama voted three times for a gas tax holiday in 2000 when gas prices were less than $2 a gallon.

    MAY 2, 2008–APEX– 11:54:21 AM #

    “When it comes to lobbyists, Senator Obama’s words might sound nice but voters need to make sure they read the fine print. Despite trying to give the impression that he has no relationship with lobbyists or special interests, the reality is that Senator Obama takes money from people who hire lobbyists, partners of lobbyists, spouses of lobbyists, former lobbyists and state lobbyists.”
    Statement from Clinton Deputy Communications Director, Phil Singer
    Sen. Obama Has Ties to Lobbyists in His Presidential Bid.

    Public Citizen: 10 of Sen. Obama’s bundlers have been federal lobbyists. The Public Citizen report listed the following ten bundlers for Sen. Obama who have registered as federal lobbyists: Frank Clark, Commonwealth Edison; Scott Harris, Harris Wiltshire and Grannis; Allan J. Katz, Akerman Senterfitt; Robert S. Litt, Arnold & Porter; Thomas J. Perrelli, Jenner and Block; Thomas A. Reed, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP; Paul N. Roth, Schulte Roth & Zabel; Miriam Sapiro, Summit Strategies; Alan Solomont, Solomont Bailis Ventures; and Tom E. Wheeler, Core Capital Partners. [Public Citizen, 1/29/08]

    Sen. Obama and his thugs extort money from employees of firms that lobby and has lobbyists as advisers. “But those who lobby for a living say it’s not that simple, and even Obama’s stance shows some flexibility. He won’t take money from federal lobbyists but accepts money from employees of firms and corporations that lobby, and he uses lobbyists and other government relations professionals as advisers… Obama has also used major fundraisers who are registered lobbyists on the state level. And he uses registered federal lobbyists such as Broderick Johnson, who lobbies for AT&T and Shell Oil, among others, as a campaign adviser. Because Johnson isn’t giving money to Obama, his name won’t show up in Federal Election Commission records.” [Chicago Tribune, 2/10/08]

    Bloomberg: Five of [Obama’s] ten biggest sources of funds are groups of employees at law firms that lobby in Washington. “While Obama doesn’t accept money from registered federal lobbyists, five of his 10 biggest sources of funds are groups of employees at law firms that lobby in Washington…Among Obama’s top donors were employees of the Chicago-based law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, who gave $105,750 in the first quarter. The firm was paid $4.5 million last year” for lobbying the federal government. [Bloomberg, 6/7/07]

    Obam presidential campaign has received $2,812,336 from firms that employ registered federal lobbyists. [fec.gov]

    Obam has taken $405,747 from the Pharmaceutical industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam has received $1,185,937 from the Commercial Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam has received over six million dollars from the Securities & Investment industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam has taken $608,822 from the Insurance industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam has taken $168,584 from the Mortgage Banking industry. [opensecrets.org]

    Obam extracted $666,357 from Exxon-Mobil. [factcheck.org]

    Obam extorted $213,000 from Exelon- a nuclear plant operator in Illinois. [truthdig.com]

    Obam voted for the Big Oil — BIG HALLIBURTAN Dick Cheney’s 2005 Energy Bill, Hillary opposed. [H.R. 6, Vote #213, 07/29/05]

    Prior to His Presidential Campaign, Sen. Obama extorted Money from Lobbyists and PACs

    Obam’s Leadership PAC includes John Gorman of Texas-based Tejas Securities, a major supporter of Senate Democrats as well as the Bush presidential campaigns. [truthdig.com]

    1996-2004: $296,000 of the $461,000 Sen. Obama raised as a state senator came from PACs, corporate contributions or unions. “But behind Obama’s campaign rhetoric about taking on special interests lies a more complicated truth. A Globe review of Obama’s campaign finance records shows that he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from lobbyists and PACs as a state legislator in Illinois, a US senator, and a presidential aspirant. In Obama’s eight years in the Illinois Senate, from 1996 to 2004, almost two-thirds of the money he raised for his campaigns — $296,000 of $461,000 — came from PACs, corporate contributions, or unions, according to Illinois Board of Elections records. He tapped financial services firms, real estate developers, healthcare providers, oil companies, and many other corporate interests, the records show.” [Boston Globe, 8/9/07]

    In his 2004 U.S. Senate race, Sen. Obama raised $128,000 from lobbyists and $1.3 million from PACs. “Obama’s US Senate campaign committee, starting with his successful run in 2004, has collected $128,000 from lobbyists and $1.3 million from PACs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit organization that tracks money in politics. His $1.3 million from PACs represents 8 percent of what he has raised overall.” [Boston Globe, 8/9/07]

    FITNA: Nostradamus often used anagrams: barack hUSsein oBAMa. The capitalized letters spell MABUS–Nostradamus name for the antichrist.
    Remember–God is good, and is in time, on time–every time.

    According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ is: The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40’s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal…. the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything.

    Is it OBAM ??
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