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    Obama biggest recipient of BP cash | Reuters


    POLITICO (Washington) - While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they've taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

    BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company's political action committees $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

    On top of that, the oil giant has spent millions each year on lobbying including $15.9 million last year alone as it has tried to influence energy policy.

    During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.



    hmm, now isn't this interesting. Now I don't see anything inherently wrong with this, I can remember a time when certain folk called the last administration in the pockets of big oil....


    Wha's different this time?
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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    hmm, now isn't this interesting. Now I don't see anything inherently wrong with this, I can remember a time when certain folk called the last administration in the pockets of big oil....


    Wha's different this time?
    Well at least Ken Lay isn't advising Obama.

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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post


    Wha's different this time?
    Not going to war for it...

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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Not going to war for it...




    So Afghanistan and Iraq is no longer about oil to you guys?
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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So Afghanistan and Iraq is no longer about oil to you guys?
    ah, but you see, obama didn't go to war, he's just staying there, so he's not after oil
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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    ah, but you see, obama didn't go to war, he's just staying there, so he's not after oil




    Cause homeboys gots da oil.
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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Well at least Ken Lay isn't advising Obama.
    Instead he has Communists, 60's radicals and Marxists advising him.


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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Not going to war for it...
    Pretty sure we're still at war. There's not so much difference between Obama and Bush. As for this BP thing, I'm sure they've contributed heavily to both sides. That's how you buy yourself some Congressional power.
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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    hmm, now isn't this interesting. Now I don't see anything inherently wrong with this, I can remember a time when certain folk called the last administration in the pockets of big oil....


    Wha's different this time?
    bp spent a record amount on lobbying in 2009.....which was spread everywhere. of course, they backed the winning horse. 77k is hardly going to buy them a pass. that's laughable.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So Afghanistan and Iraq is no longer about oil to you guys?
    Sheeesh Afghanistan was about the drugs so the CIA could corner the heroin market. Iraq was about the oil, silly billy.

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