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    Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    President Obama spoke from the White House's South Lawn this morning, urging Congress to end the $4 billion in tax subsidies oil and natural gas companies receive from the government every year. Obama noted that "Exxon pocketed nearly $4.7 million every hour" last year, and simply doesn't need taxpayer subsidies on top of companies' massive profits.
    The president added "it's like hitting the American people twice."

    Soon after, the Senate voted on the issue, and though a majority of members agreed with the president, a majority is no longer enough in the upper chamber.
    The Senate on Thursday thwarted Democratic plans to strip billions of dollars in tax breaks from the largest oil companies, just an hour or so after President Obama urged the chamber to kill off the deductions.
    Lawmakers voted 51-47 to block Sen. Robert Menendez's (D-N.J.) bill. Sixty votes were needed to advance the measure.
    Two Republicans -- Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snow, both from Maine -- crossed party lines and voted to repeal the tax breaks. Four Democrats -- Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska), Mary Landrieu (La.), Ben Nelson (Neb.) and Jim Webb (Va.) -- voted against the bill.
    Even if the bill had gained Senate approval, House passage was extremely unlikely, but the vote will likely play a role in the Democrats' election-year message. Vulnerable incumbents like Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) toed the party line on oil subsidies, and it seems likely that voters in Massachusetts and Nevada will be reminded of this morning's vote in the fall.



    Source @: The Maddow Blog - Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    So Republicans really hate handing out money right? The only hand outs they give away are to big business and oil companies, the rest of the American people that just say "**** you" too. Ridiculous...

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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Source @: The Maddow Blog - Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    So Republicans really hate handing out money right? The only hand outs they give away are to big business and oil companies, the rest of the American people that just say "**** you" too. Ridiculous...

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    I thought Harry Reid runs the Senate. He's a Democrat right?
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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Source @: The Maddow Blog - Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    So Republicans really hate handing out money right? The only hand outs they give away are to big business and oil companies, the rest of the American people that just say "**** you" too. Ridiculous...

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    So, show what money is actually being handed out to the oil companies. Thanks, in advance, as always.
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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I thought Harry Reid runs the Senate. He's a Democrat right?

    So he controls how people vote? Just because you head of the Senate does not mean you control peoples votes... We are a representative democracy remember....


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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, show what money is actually being handed out to the oil companies. Thanks, in advance, as always.
    Subsidies......


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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Source @: The Maddow Blog - Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    So Republicans really hate handing out money right? The only hand outs they give away are to big business and oil companies, the rest of the American people that just say "**** you" too. Ridiculous...

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    My only thoughts are: Who gives a damn what Maddow thinks? Show her an issue...any issue...and she'll twist, bend, fold and mutilate the issue until she succeeds in making the Democrats look like good guys and Republicans like bad guys.

    Does anyone in their right mind EVER agree with her?
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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Source @: The Maddow Blog - Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    So Republicans really hate handing out money right? The only hand outs they give away are to big business and oil companies, the rest of the American people that just say "**** you" too. Ridiculous...

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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    My only thoughts are: Who gives a damn what Maddow thinks? Show her an issue...any issue...and she'll twist, bend, fold and mutilate the issue until she succeeds in making the Democrats look like good guys and Republicans like bad guys.

    Does anyone in their right mind EVER agree with her?
    If you actually read the article you would find out she never gave her opinion in the article itself. She just reported what happend, what the vote consisted of, who voted for it and against it...
    Next time read the actual article.


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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    No wait you guys this doesn't count as government interference in the market, "picking winners," etc, because
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    Re: Senate votes to protect oil company subsidies

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So he controls how people vote? Just because you head of the Senate does not mean you control peoples votes... We are a representative democracy remember....
    So he couldn't get his caucus to vote against the subsidies? He needs to thrown out by his own, for being a ****ty leader (something we knew years ago).
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