Friday, April 25, 2008

Obama Urges Windfall Tax on Ford

Speaking to a group of rapt college students in Indiana today, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama said he favored “levying a windfall tax against Ford, who showed over a hundred million dollars in profit the same year that the average American family is being literally thrown out of their house into the street to be devoured by wandering packs of coyotes.”

Obama said the move was necessary to send a signal to other companies. “Profit is wrong, and it always represents the oppression of the poor. We should take 80% of this money and redistribute it people who need it, like unions and students. My administration would send a strong message to American corporations: if you’re in this to make money, then you’re in the wrong country to do it!”

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