Thursday, April 24, 2008
John McCain vs Barack Obama on Gas Taxes
Today's Wall Street Journal has a more in depth look at the difference between McCain and Obama on fuel taxes.
In 2000, as an Illinois state legislator, Obama was for gas tax breaks before he was against them. He justified his flip flop when voting against making temporary tax breaks permanent, saying "I originally voted for the suspension because I thought that it was extraordinary circumstances, given the huge hike in prices."
Gas prices where $1.52 per gallon at the time.