Mike Huckabee regularly writes blog posts on his Huck PAC website, but that apparently doesn’t mean that he knows much about how the internet works. For instance, here’s his latest post:
Someone asked me recently to describe Barack Obama’s Agenda. The question caught me off guard, because if you think about it, he’s been running as the “change candidate” and yet no one I know understands what change he is aiming for. His Agenda remains shrouded in mystery. For instance, gasoline prices are at historic highs and yet he hasn’t articulated a plan of action to help American families.
Really? It took me all of five seconds to find a pretty detailed plan of action on Obama’s website that included these provisions designed to help American families:
Reduce the Burden of Rising Gas Prices on Working Families
Provide a Tax Cut for Working Families: Barack Obama has called on the President to enact a second round of economic stimulus to immediately put tax rebates in the pockets of American families to pay for rising energy prices. As president, Obama will enact a tax fairness agenda that provides 150 million workers a “Making Work Pay” tax credit of $500 per person or $1,000 per working family.
Enact a Windfall Profits Tax on the Top Grossing Oil Companies and Ease the Burden on American Families: The oil industry has profited greatly—over $150 billion in 2007—due to global instability fueled by conflict in Iraq, failing domestic fiscal policies that have weakened the U.S. dollar and skyrocketing global demand resulting from a lack of investment in alternatives. Barack Obama supports imposing a windfall profits penalty on oil selling at or over $80 per barrel. Revenue from the proposal will be invested in a number of measures to reduce the burden of rising prices on families.
So Obama’s plan may be “shrouded in mystery,” but only for who would rather try to score bogus partisan points than spend a few seconds doing some basic research.