For my research I checked around the internet for both sides of the presidential story. I just started, but i'll post some things I've found.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama seized on a record oil company profit to argue that rival John McCain offers only tax breaks for “Big Oil” and “short-term gimmicks” to consumers struggling with soaring gasoline prices.
The Illinois senator quickly incorporated news of Exxon Mobil’s nearly $12 billion quarterly profit into his remarks at a town hall meeting here.
“No U.S. corporation ever made that much in a quarter,” Obama said. “But while Big Oil is making record profits, you are paying record prices at the pump and our economy is leaving working people behind.”
McCain’s response, Obama said, is to propose a corporate tax plan that would give “$4 billion each year to the oil companies, including $1.2 billion for Exxon Mobil alone” and a gas tax holiday that Obama said would only “pad oil company profits and save you — at best — half a tank of gas” over an entire summer.
In recent days, Obama has complained that McCain is offering little of substance to voters and does little more than attack.
“All those negative ads he’s running won’t do a thing to lower your gas prices or lift up the debate in this country,” Obama said.