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    John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    House Speaker John Boehner says he’s open to calls from the White House to curb some of the $4 billion in oil and gas subsidies and tax incentives, as Washington continues to feel the heat over high gas prices.

    Oil and gas producers are “gonna pay their fair share in taxes and they should,” Boehner told ABC News.


    “I don't think the big oil companies need to have the oil depletion allowances. But for small, independent oil and gas producers — if they didn't have this — there'd be even less exploration in America than there is today.”
    If Boehner had any balls (which he doesnt) he should pursuit ending all subsidies and let every industry stand on their own two feet. Killing the welfare state includes corporate welfare as well. In addition ending their tax breaks will just make things worse. Its pathetic how every scumbag in DC (with the exception of one house member) turns to bull**** class warfare populism during tough times.

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    good post. why should we subsidize rapists?

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


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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Really oil companies do not need these subsidies at all. Certain businesses may need government loans to take off including agriculture but they should always have to pay it back.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Really oil companies do not need these subsidies at all. Certain businesses may need government loans to take off including agriculture but they should always have to pay it back.
    No, no business needs tax payer cash to prop them up. If a start up business needs cash, its called a Bank.
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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    good post. why should we subsidize rapists?
    I agree except boehner was never for ending them before and neither was the rest of the GOP...they are spouting it now because big oil would rather have the guaranteed corporate tax cuts than shaky subidies that are alot harder to get rid of...This is all smoke and BS by the teaparty

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I agree except boehner was never for ending them before and neither was the rest of the GOP...they are spouting it now because big oil would rather have the guaranteed corporate tax cuts than shaky subidies that are alot harder to get rid of...This is all smoke and BS by the teaparty
    Tax breaks help businesses grow, throwing tax payer cash at them does not. Granted our tax system itself needs a serious overhaul.
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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Tax breaks help businesses grow, throwing tax payer cash at them does not. Granted our tax system itself needs a serious overhaul.
    so a dollar in a tax break is not the same as another dollar? lol!!!

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    Government welfare to billion dollar making oil companies should be stopped.
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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Oil companies don't and you right, but perhaps we should look at the delivery system, out government. I get the feeling that these subsidies where foist upon these companies similar to the bank bailouts, you either take it or we bury you attitude, I could be wrong.

    Although i do know if the government releases it's strangle hold on these companies and allows the drilling in North America, then the prices will come down. Now what the government can do is open thee territories to oil companies and in the mean time freeze the prices to a reasonable level, until the new oil discoveries are produced.

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    No, no business needs tax payer cash to prop them up. If a start up business needs cash, its called a Bank.
    right.......and the sba guarantees some loans made by banks. i have no issues with that.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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