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Tell Republicans to End Taxpayer Giveaways to Big Oil
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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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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    • filippo cancellieri ROMA, ITALY
      • about 2 years ago

      14 anni

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      SICK of it and of Congress!

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    • WALTER BOTTELDOORNE KORTRIJK-HEULE WEST-VLAANDEREN BELGIE, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      Vertel Republikeinen om Belastingbetaler Giveaways End-to Big Oil

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    • Marie Gassaway LEBANON, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Oil companies systematically rob landowners of their true royalties. Landowners cannot renegotiate even when lease is over one hundred years old and never been renegotiated! I should know I have ten acres in W.VA. with two wells and at least 4 toxic ponds and no control what so ever. Lease over one hundred years old. I was getting $50.00 a year for one well until Dominion Oil company took that away from me. Two wells on my property, one well I do not get anything, the other well I could make more at a fast food restaurant in 20 hours than I do from oil company in a month. I tried to defend myself, I sued Dominion "Marie Gassaway vs Dominion in 2011 and of course W.VA courts ruled in Dominions favor, I did not stand a chance! Oil companies rob leaser/landowners routinely so why should our government subsidize them? They are rich enough at our countrys expence!

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