Wednesday, October 08, 2008

"That One"


Dora said...

yes, some fact-checking is in order

Claim: John McCain said that "an energy bill on the floor of the Senate loaded down with goodies, billions for the oil companies... sponsored by Bush and Cheney" was supported by "that one", meaning Barack Obama.

Fact: Mr Obama did vote for the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which did indeed contain tax breaks for oil companies.

But, as have pointed out "according to a Congressional Research Service report, more tax breaks were taken away from oil companies than were given. Overall, the Act resulted in a small net tax increase on the oil industry."

The Act contained about $2.6bn of tax cuts for the oil and gas industry, but also $2.9bn of tax increases on the oil and gas industry.

It also provided tax breaks to alternative sources of energy.

Verdict: Mr McCain's claim is misleading - the opposite of his claim is actually the case.

Anonymous said...

could Obama be the antichrist?

Jon Trott said...

Why, Gov. Palin! Welcome to bluechristian!

matthew said...

That's amusing. Thanks for the chuckle!

Starck Mad said...

Obama will win...he's the only intelligent choice, without question.
NOW.....if we can only get rid of Uptown's Anti-Christ herself, Helen Shiller. She has been such a cancer on the potentially positive growth in Uptown.
Woefully out of touch, and a dirty politician to boot.

Jon Trott said...

Starck Mad,

Whew, Helen Shiller (whom I of course support and have done so since her first Aldermanic win in 1987) has nada to do with Election '08. But really... the Antichrist?! That bit is right out of the Republican play book... uh, also the playbook of anti-Semites, 1950s-style "red baiters" (back in style this year, if you haven't noticed) and the like. So my strong suggestion is lay off the hate vino -- very very Republicanesque.

Can't you see that your attacks on Shiller are almost xerox copies of the specious attacks being made on Obama? Such as... accusing her of being a crook but providing no information of her being arrested, indicted, or "exposed" via responsible media sources. Not good.

Remember Obama's message? One America, not two. Well, those who support Helen Shiler offer a message: One Uptown, not two. Let's try that on for size and see what happens!