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Former President Clinton Defends Wife Stance On Gas Tax

Former President Bill Clinton was in Marion Sunday, taking on critics of his wife's support of a federal gas tax holiday this summer.

Clinton says Barack Obama and other critics of Hillary Rodham Clinton's energy policy don't have to choose every day between buying health care and buying gas.

He says no one can convince him that the relief wouldn't help a lot of people.

Both Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Sen. John McCain have both proposed suspending the levy from Memorial Day to Labor Day as a way of providing relief from record gasoline prices for consumers.

Obama opposes the plan, saying it would save a mere 30 cents a day and cost thousands of construction jobs.

Bill Clinton also planned stops today in Morganton, Lenoir, Newton, Kernersville and Reidsville.


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