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More reason to support Obama:

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton lined up with Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, in endorsing a plan to suspend the federal excise tax on gasoline, 18.4 cents a gallon, for the summer travel season. But Senator Barack Obama, Mrs. Clinton’s Democratic rival, spoke out firmly against the proposal, saying it would save consumers little and do nothing to curtail oil consumption and imports. ... Mr. Obama’s view is shared by environmentalists and many independent energy analysts...

...Mr. Obama derided the McCain-Clinton idea of a federal tax holiday as a “short-term, quick-fix” proposal that would do more harm than good, and said the money, which is earmarked for the federal highway trust fund, is badly needed to maintain the nation’s roads and bridges.

...At a meeting with voters in North Carolina on Monday, Mr. Obama said lifting the gas tax for three months would save the average consumer no more than $30, a figure confirmed by Congressional analysts.

[Excerpts taken from an article in this morning's New York Times.]

FWIW, I would probably benefit more than the average consumer if the tax was suspended, what all the interstate time I'll be logging in the near future, and there are plenty of things I'd like to use that $30 toward. But given all the time I and the BYM spend on the road, yeah, keeping them in shape's a higher priority.

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