RNC Web Video Attacks Obama on Gas Taxes

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a web video today attacking Barack ObamaBarack ObamaPoll: Latinos less enthusiastic to vote in '16 than in '12 Obama Justice Department makes case against single-payer healthcare Understanding why populist fires are still 'Berning' MORE for opposing a temporary repeal of the gas tax.

Obama opposes the proposal, forwarded by John McCainJohn McCainTrump’s minimum wage two-step confuses business groups, advisers Dems fear Trump arguments on terrorism FULL SPEECH: Tim Kaine accepts Democratic VP nomination MORE and supported by Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump says a GOP governor talked him out of attacking convention speakers Progressives take aim at Hillary Clinton Dem Senate hopefuls seek boost from convention MORE, as a "gimmick."

"People are more concerned about looking good for the cameras and for politics than they are at actually solving problems," Obama reportedly said today, questioning the value of temporarily lifting the tax.

The RNC says this stance is hypocritical. In the new web video, entitled "Barack Obama's Gas Tax Hypocrisy," a narrator says Obama voted for gas tax relief as an Illinois state senator. The ad questions Obama's understanding of Americans' economic needs and says he is not ready to be president.



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