I Bought Gas Today
by James Glaser
May 6, 2008

I don't know about you, but Hillary Clinton's and John McCain's idea about taking the 18% federal gas tax off for the summer sounds good to me. Yes, I know Barrack Obama and almost every television talking head think it is a bad idea, but Barrack is a multimillionaire, and most of the people you see on television on a regular basis are not what you would call working class Americans.

If the government had already taken off that 18%, federal gas tax, I would have saved about 11 dollars on the tank full I bought today. Not a lot of money, but some how both Hillary Clinton and John McCain have figured out that American working men and women just want somebody on their side for a change.

We know George Bush, Barrack Obama, and most politicians can not believe that 11 dollars would make a difference to anyone, but that is because they are so out of touch with most Americans. That goes for most of the media on television too.

If you are a parent of a school age child, and this summer you can save ten to fifteen dollars a week on gas, that will give you the money you need in the fall to get school supplies for that child. Sorry to say, but most politicians and media people can't understand that millions of Americans are living that close to a budget that a little bit of a savings any place will really be appreciated.

There certainly are "haves" and "have-nots" here in the United States. The "haves" have no idea of what it is like to be a 'have-not" and they fail to understand just how tough it can be to live in America for millions of us. Barrack Obama is one of those politicians that can't understand what it is like to struggle. Just because you are black does not mean you are sensitive to the needs of others. Maybe it was just by chance, but some how John McCain and Hillary Clinton have come to believe in the needs of many those people they want to vote for them.

We probably won't get this gas tax cut for the summer, but it is nice that at least two of the people running for president have listened to the people, and that the two of them are not afraid to put forth an idea that could help the people at the bottom of the income ladder, even if it is just a little bit of help.

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