Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I Believe Obama's Hope and Change Message Posted on 2/8/08

I suggest that those of you who are judging Obama’s tactics and motives so harshly channel your energy in getting answers from the Bush Administration. In 2001 Vice President Cheney and his buddies in oil, gas, and energy businesses met behind closed doors. After meeting for months the elite group announced a National Energy Plan. For years Cheney has refused lower court orders to turn over the records of the energy policy task force and/or a list of who attended the meetings. In 2006 Exxon profits were 39.5 billion dollars. On February 1, 2008, the Associate Press reported that Exxon Mobil posted annual profit of 40.6 billion dollars in 2007. The oil company that produces only 3 percent of the world’s oil credits it astronomical profits to a well-run global diverse operation that’s investing billions to find more energy supplies. Exxon distributed 35.6 billion dollars to shareholders in 2007 through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding. Do you believe that Exxon Mobil’s executives were in attendance at Cheney’s secret meetings? Do you believe that Exxon should have also credit the Bush Administration for its record profits? Who do you think received those record dividends? How much tax money did the federal government collect on the 35.6 billion dollar dividends? Exxon’s 41 billion dollar profit for 2007, it just one example which demonstrates that everything is controlled by the person who occupies the Oval Office. Therefore, if it is true that “the Obama campaign has perverted the concept of hope by wedding it to a dangerous politics of compromise, concession, and cunning” I say well done. Obama has developed a win- win strategy for himself and for all Americans. I believe that he is doing what is needed to get elected and that we should take Obama at his word. Once he is elected President of the United States of America, he will propose and implement changes that will address and improve the lives of all Americans. Vera Richardson Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

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