Oil Tax Windfall
This is good, Obama wants to implement an oil windfall tax to distribute to the people...
And then McCain's corporate cuts and the costs are mentioned as well.
I fail to see how a tax increase that is then redistributed balances the budget.
Also, the free market really needs to do its work on oil prices. The degree of wasteful vehicles and that it was allowed with no intervention or concern for the well being of our gaia-planet is beyond criminal. The increase in energy costs are only now resulting in responsible energy consumption. I never wanted a larger vehicle, yet I was driven to seriously consider it because of the degree the massive vehicles with one person block the driving view and the safety of being in a smaller vehicle surrounded by energy pigs. It is disgusting to ever have contemplation for a larger vehicle for that kind of reason.
Interesting to me is that more mature and populated countries (Europe) have more job protection type of laws (less free trade). I suspect that this because they've had to go through business cycles with more limited resources and have not been able to leverage wealth on exploitation the way the US has. When I think free-trade policies through they just seem like a way to avoid paying a fair share of taxes. Every part of the economy ought to be paying it's share of the economic burden we all bear and free-trade just seems like the scam of the century to divert equitable tax responsibility.