Tell Republicans to End Taxpayer Giveaways to Big Oil
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U.S. House of Representatives
Ohio-08
Rep. John Boehner

Tell Republicans to End Taxpayer Giveaways to Big Oil

    1. Sponsored by

      Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Since the start of this Congress, House Republicans have repeatedly voted to reject measures that would cut taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil. 

During the budget battle in March, Democrats offered a motion that would have ended subsidies to the five largest oil companies, saving tens of billions of taxpayer dollars. The motion failed when Republicans voted unanimously against it.

Now House Speaker John Boehner is caving to political pressure and claiming to be “open” to ending multibillion-dollar taxpayer giveaways to Big Oil companies making record profits despite his decades-long record of protecting them.

Boehner has taken almost $350,000 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry and consistently voted to protect taxpayer giveaways for Big Oil. 

If Boehner has had a change of heart, he should put our money where his mouth is.

Tell Speaker Boehner and House Republicans: talk is cheap -- end taxpayer giveaways to Big Oil once and for all.

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    • Lynn Elliott DIAMOND BAR, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      It's a matter of equality.

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    • Stuart Molnar SALISBURY, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      In this it is important to understand that our representatives are bought and paid for by oil giants, credit card companies, banks, car companies and other corporations. Our country's economy is failing because our tax money is put towards "globalization" or empire building by means of war and seizure of resources and "bailing out" the corporations that pay for our "representative's" position of power. Corporations have hijacked this once democratic nation. We must put an end to this for the future of our nation and the safety of our home.

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    • Blaine Martin PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      End the subsidization of climate change!

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    • Nanette Curry PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      i am tired of being taxed to death while big companies and rich people have the advantage of loop holes that allow them to pay lower tax rates than working people in the middle class

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    • Brian Moe SOUTH BELOIT, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Corporate greed at its finest. Take money from the working people and steal their tax dollars too. All so some dumbass executives can make millions at our expense. Politicians shouldn't be bought!

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