This article makes me want to puke.
Never, never, never should a company be made to pay “windfall profit tax”. That is attempting to enforce some morality of equality (I call it theft) that will kill a growth economy. Obama is quoted in the article as saying, “we can either choose a new direction for our economy or we can keep doing what we’ve been doing”. Sir, if those are the two choices and you want to steal from the rich to give to the poor, I vote for keep doing what we’ve been doing. Your way leads to depression and destruction. It sounds and feels good (especially a $1,000 check from Uncle Barack), but it is a pathway to terrible poverty for all.
The truth is something no one wants to talk about, but here it is, if some don’t have a lot, then everyone has nothing. A dynamic economy requires it and Obama doesn’t understand it.
EDITED TO ADD: Please note that the original article that I linked to has been changed by yahoo to a different summary of the candidate’s townhall meeting. The original article specifically stated a “windfall profit tax” on oil companies to be paid to consumers to offset high gas prices. Also, the quote above was inthe original article. My apologies for not grabbing more of the original before someone cleaned it up.