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Old 03-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Senators Who Voted To Protect Oil Tax Breaks Received $23,582,500 From Big Oil

Senators Who Voted To Protect Oil Tax Breaks Received $23,582,500 From Big Oil | ThinkProgress

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– The 47 senators voting against the bill have received $23,582,500 in career contributions from oil and gas. The 51 senators voting to repeal oil tax breaks have received $5,873,600.
– The senators who voted for Big Oil’s handouts received on average over four times as much career oil cash as those who voted to end them.
– Overall, Senate Republicans have taken $23.2 million in oil and gas contributions. Democrats received $6.66 million.
– Since 2011, Senate Republicans have voted seven times for pro-Big Oil interests and against clean energy three times.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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now there is a very clear picture....

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Maybe we should just start calling it the "House of Big Oil, Banks & Health Insurance Companies" instead of Congress.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think he means big oil payoffs are not a new revelation, but having it spelled out like this is interesting.
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So now added to what to do with my lottery winnings: Buy United States Senate.
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So now added to what to do with my lottery winnings: Buy United States Senate.

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But if I won this lotto I could offer more than that.

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I think he means big oil payoffs are not a new revelation, but having it spelled out like this is interesting.
duh, ok I was being dense... =X
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You have to agree - from Big Oil's perspective - that's a Hell of a return on investment. Those tax breaks are currently worth about $4 billion a year. That's almost $17 in tax breaks this year alone for every dollar spend buying these oil senators for their entire careers to date.

But, don't worry about all this money corrupting politicians; that's just corporate " persons' " version of "free speech".
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So...does this surprise anyone?
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Surprise? no.

Lay it out all nice and neat? oh yeah.
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