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Deep-sixing Commitments

Published: December 5, 2008, Author: JayTaber

Shortchanging Change

Goldman Sachs’ golden boy has now removed one of his top campaign promises from his website. The windfall profits tax on oil companies, promised often by the Obama campaign as a means for providing energy assistance to poor Americans, disappeared from Obama’s website four days after the election. Maybe Goldman Sachs’ colossal holdings in oil had something to do with it, maybe not. Still, with such abrupt reversals of campaign promises, one has to wonder how much stock to place in Obama honoring his commitment to Indian country–commitments like bringing the Department of Interior to heel for colluding with oil companies to embezzle billions of Indian trust fund oil and gas royalties.

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