Introducing ‘€œMcCain and Unable’€

Today One Wisconsin Now is debuting the new comic series ‘€œMcCain and Unable.‘€ ( will highlight the Bush-McCain follies, showing what would happen if the wealthy ideological soulmates were forced to go out into the real world and deal with the consequences of their failed policies.

The first episode, ‘€œMcCain and Unable Go to the Gas Station,’€ brings the duo face to face with the record gas prices Americans have endured. In July, gas prices topped $4.11 a gallon in Wisconsin and diesel was nearly $4.80 a gallon. Average folks were suffering while John McCain and George W. Bush stood arm and arm to pass $5 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. Apparently that wasn’€™t enough for John McCain and now he wants to give Big Oil another $4 billion in tax giveaways. Also consider the impact of these additional McCain-Bush policies when it comes to energy:

McCain has 29 Big Oil lobbyists working for him. At least 29 top advisers or fundraisers for McCain have lobbied for Big Oil. They have represented 4 of the 9 oil companies in the 2008 Fortune 200, including: McCain’€™s senior campaign adviser, Charlie Black, who is a registered lobbyist for two Russian oil companies whose firm was hired by the China National Off-Shore Oil Corporation. [Roll Call 7/18/05, Senate Lobbying Disclosure Records]

Oil company profits skyrocket while families get left behind. Oil companies’ profits continue to rise as the price of gasoline hovers at $4.00 a gallon. Exxon Mobil even reported their highest-ever three month profit ‘€“ over $11.6 billion.

McCain Voted Against Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil. In 2005, McCain voted against legislation calling on the President to submit a plan to reduce foreign petroleum imports by 40 percent. [Senate Roll Call Vote #140, 6/16/05]

Since launching his campaign for president in 2007, Sen. McCain has skipped out on every key environmental vote the Senate has considered, earning him a zero on the League of Conservation Voters scorecard this session. In one such instance, his absence killed the rollback of billions of dollars in oil subsidies for renewable energy investment.

While the “McCain and Unable” comic series is a light-hearted look at the McCain-Bush agenda, the issues are serious. John McCain and George W. Bush’€™s policies have hurt Americans. And the idea of continuing those policies isn’€™t funny at all.

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