Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

3 of 22
BACKNEXT
Gas Prices
The candidates agree that consumers need help with sky-high fuel bills, but they have different plans for offering relief.

· Repeal the 54-cents-a-gallon tariff on imported ethanol.

· Eliminate a current tax break for oil companies, but lower corporate taxes across the board.

"The effect [of a gas tax holiday] will be an immediate economic stimulus -- taking a few dollars off the price of a tank of gas every time a family, a farmer, or trucker stops to fill up." -- McCain*
· Keep gas tax in place.

· Keep ethanol tariff to protect domestic industry.

· Tax oil profits and use the money to help fund $1,000 rebate checks for consumers hit by high energy costs..

· Eliminate oil and gas loopholes.

"I realize that gimmicks like the gas tax holiday and offshore drilling might poll well these days. But I'm not running for president to do what polls well..." -- Obama**




NEXT: Driving
Last updated October 29 2008: 12:15 PM ET
Source:
*April 15, 2008, Speech, Pittsburgh, Pa.
* *June 24, 2008, Speech, Las Vegas, Nev.
More Galleries
Best business class airline lounges around the world Between August 2015 and May 2016, Skytrax surveyed over 19.2 million customers to find the best airline lounges. Here is what they found. More
What Boeing's new 737 Max 9 has under the hood Boeing unveiled its new, longer 737 Max 9 airliner earlier this month, the second member of the updated single-aisle jet family. The first aircraft will deliver to airlines starting in 2018. More
Toy Fair surfaces holograms, robotic animals, dolls for boys The Toy Industry Association's annual fair revealed countless tech-enabled toys -- and some fresh takes on old classics. More

Special Offer