Clinton Backs Suspending Fuel Taxes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Graham, N.C. (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking issue with Barack Obama over gas prices.

She's sharply criticizing her rival for opposing a proposed suspension of federal gasoline and diesel taxes during the peak summer driving months.

Campaigning today in , Clinton said Obama “opposes giving consumers a break.” by contrast, she says, she herself understands that “the American people need some relief.”

Obama says suspending the taxes, as proposed by likely GOP nominee John McCain and supported by Clinton, could cost the federal government about 10 billion dollars in revenue.

Clinton says the difference could be made up with a “windfall profits tax” on the oil companies.

North Carolina and Indiana hold presidential primaries on may 6th.

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