Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Oil Company Management Chipping in for McCain

It turns out these massive campaign donations occur right after McCain does a major flip-flop and calls for lifting the ban on offshore drilling. Offshore drilling will do little to benefit American gasoline consumers but will greatly increase profits to American oil companies. McCain also called for cutting large oil company taxes $4 billion. American Hess management has given so much so quickly there are now questions about the legality of some of the political donations. A Hess office manager and her husband, an Amtrak worker, each chipped in $28,000 apiece. The office manager and her husband likely make less than $100,000 annually. TPM Election Central has this story.

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