Sunday, May 1, 2011

Barack Obama vs Speaker John Boehner on Oil Subsidies

Boehner looks orange because he drinks oil!
There has been a lot of talk about oil companies recently - as it should because the American Public is pay a lot of what they earn at the gas pump. The Republicans, as usual, renew their call for $4 billion in tax subsidies for big oil and gas companies, hoping that it somehow helps YOU. It doesn't, does it? If it's not clear, ask your self how much paid at the gas pump last week to fill-up you tank. President Barack Obama made his stance on the issue several times over the past few days. ( watch this week's Weekly Address: Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for oil companies ). This issue is going to play a huge role in 2012 election, and we want everybody to be clear on Barack Obama and the Republican's position.

While this debate is going on House Speaker John Boehner said last week that he was for ENDING those oil subsidies. As soon as he said that, there was huge wildfire in the Republican Party. People like Rush Limbaugh and others bashed Boehner ( they had to remind Boehner who's writing checks his and giving political contributions in each election ). As a result, not surprisingly, John Boehner has changed his mind about oil and gas subsidies.

To clarify that he has not flip-floped, Boehner sent out as statement stating,
"The Speaker wants to increase the supply of American energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and he is only interested in reforms that actually lower energy costs and create American jobs. Unfortuna­tely, what the president has suggested so far would simply raise taxes and increase the price at the pump."
If you voted for Republicans in 2010, and now feeling the pain at the gas pump, good for you - because that's what you get when vote Republican in almost all the issues. If you enjoy the pain you're experiencing right now, continue to vote Republican in 2012. If not, you might seriously want to consider voting for someone who actually care about the average folk - not just big oil and gas companies.
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