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.
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