Stand with President Obama to End the Money-for-Influence Game in Washington

Stand with President Obama to End the Money-for-Influence Game in Washington

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Oil and gas prices are at some of the highest levels we've seen in years, but big oil companies aren't just bringing in huge profits. They're enjoying enormous subsidies -- more than $4 billion in tax giveaways this year.

They're likely to continue enjoying them, unless we act to change a system that means Big Oil's interests are put above taxpayers', again and again.

These oil companies spent more than $145 million last year on nearly 800 lobbyists. They're experts at the money-for-influence game in Washington that the President is working to change.

When a bill to eliminate those $4 billion in giveaways comes up for a vote in the Senate, it's likely to fail -- giving the oil companies an impressive 2,700% return on their lobbying investment.

It's going to take more than a petition to change votes like these. It's going to take changing Washington.

Obama for America is building a grassroots campaign that's led and funded by ordinary people like us -- not lobbyists or special interests -- to remake Washington in our own image.

So if you're frustrated by the way business gets done in Washington, stand with the President in support of a new kind of politics that works for all Americans.

Unless we change our current system that means influence can be bought with expensive lobbyists, the interests of Big Oil and other industries are going to be put above taxpayers', again and again.

It's time to change Washington, and I support President Obama's grassroots campaign led and funded by people like me -- not lobbyists or special interests -- to remake Washington in our own image.

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    • Brenda Bogese FREDERICKSBURG, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      President Obama,

      The money for influence game extends beyond the oil and gas interests. In addition, we have huge problems within the justice system, which can be included in THE MONEY FOR INFLUENCE GAME. In Virginia, specifically Prince George County, this game is played not only by a circuit court judge, but also the Police Department, Social Service department and various attorneys and powerful citizens. The laws are being bent, twisted or in some cases ignored. Civil rights and due process of law violations are common. It feels like they are trying to have their own little private government, I have multiple years of documentation to prove these issues, I am begging you for your help, to stop the unjust behaviors of this county and stop bending rules for the wealthy

      I have contacted the attorney generals office and the FBI, with no response, their tactic is to give the run around treatment. NO JUSTICE FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS, PLEASE HELP!!!!

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    • Sharon Patti NAPLES, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      The best thing that could happen to this country is that oil prices go way up....then maybe we will embark on sustainable energy solutions. Apparently business as usual makes us lazy! We won't strive to find something better until we are forced!

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    • Matthew Suttinger ORLANDO, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      How do I unsign? I didn't mean to support Obama. Just because I'm against oil subsidies doesn't mean I want to support corruption, big bank subsidies, and regulatory capture.

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      • over 2 years ago

      I give enough of my income to my own taxes and to big oil for just about everything. I don't need to give them more. Once again, thank you so much big oil for being even greedier and more dangerous than big tobacco. Not to mention being completely environmentally irresponsible.

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    • Jeanne Bordonaro MASSAPEQUA, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Big Oil and Corporations with their tax credits and loopholes are the biggest welfare recipients EVER. Let's cut out some of these entitlements and refund social security and medicare, entitlements of this nature are necessary to the american middle class who have lost so much due to republican policies

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