(CNN) - A day after Republicans signaled possible compromise with the White House on energy issues, President Barack Obama called Thursday for Congress to vote in the coming weeks on ending billions of dollars in subsidies for the oil industry.
"Eliminate this oil industry giveaway right away. I want them to vote on this in the next few weeks," Obama told students at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire. "Let's put every single member of Congress on record: You can stand with oil companies, or you can stand with the American people. You can keep subsidizing a fossil fuel that's been getting taxpayer dollars for a century, or you can place your bets on a clean energy future."
" Let's put every single member of Congress on record: ...."
It's about time you folks start listening to common sense. You should have done that with the Bush Tax Cuts in 2010. One bill to extend cuts for the wealthy, and another to extend cuts for everything else. Make them "Show Your Love."
STOP Taxpayer subsidies to BIG OIL! Now!
Mitt said he stands with the Oil Companies, along with Boehner, McConnel, Cantor. The Oil Industry needs a lot of government assistance, grants, subsidies, and less regulation, and like the poor, they too need a safety net said Romney. Republicans everywhere cheer as they stuff their pockets with millions from the oil industry.
Can anyone offer an arguement to subsidize an industry that turned tens of billions of dollars in profits last year( cue rightie rage)?
Good. If they can raise prices here at home, and still EXPORT finished oil products, they clearly don't need taxpayer subsidies.
Next up: stop wealthy welfare.
These rebublicans are still clowing
oh great, watch the price of oil and oil derivatives go sky high.....oh wait and its an election year. No wonder the republicans are looking to 'compromise'
Fat Christie wants Buffet to pay for the oil subsidies...better yet, all of the liberal billionaires should pay whatever they feel like donating.
Finally. They are already making billions of dollares in profit. It is not enough?
It will be interesting to see if this is a campaign speech. Maybe he knows it not going to happen but he sounds good.
This is a president who sent some of the US war machine to stabilize the one country in Africa with the biggest oil reserves ignoring the other poor countries in turmoil.
Ow – actions speak louder than words. But words = votes.
if you want the price of gas to go down. Stop the trade of oil on the market. That is the only way the price will go down. Everyone wants to do this and do that......STOP THE TRADE OF OIL ON THE STOCK MARKET! that is all you have to do. Plan and simple. EVERYONE IN THE GOVN. IS GETTING A LITTLE KICKBACK, that is way it is not every going to change.
Have fun trying to fight this GOPers/Teatrolls. Yuo have a choice: open wide or bend over. Choose.
Droll, Baby, Droll!!!
Nice little tidy vote for the public record to ensure that everyone knows where everyone stands. I'm with that!
Our President is a master chess player. Rethugs are struggling with their next checker move. He's playing them like the proverbial violin.
Barack is back!
if they don,t get there subsidies they will shut the country down
"if they don,t get there subsidies they will shut the country down"
Really? I'd like to see them try. In fact, I dare them to try. Bring it on, b-tches. See how far it gets ya.
Tried this last year. The execs arrived in their jets and limos and whined about the cost of exploration and the low profit margins on their substantial investments and that they needed subsidies. They said 'we make less than 10% profit. Why don't you go after Apple or Facebook or someone with a larger ROI?'
And the repubs wiped their faces off and said "thank you, we love taking loads of Koch oil all over us" and then proceeded to say we can't compete with China on solar and tree huggers have stopped nuke plants from being built. On the way out of the hearings they kicked a puppy and stole candy from an infant as well...
Well my President (Obama) I know you won't trust the repuks to do anything close to what your suggesting but this is yet another GREAT move to expose them devils for the trifling SOpeeper they are. Give-em heck Obama!
as the Guiness beer commercial of a few years taq line went; BRILLIANT!
and about 30 years overdue. but better late than never......time for oil schmuck smackdown
There are two excellent theories about arguing with Republicans over subsidies to large corporations. Unfortunately, neither one works. Immaculate timing however Mr.Obama. The higher gas prices at the pump go, the more the oil companies become public enemy number one, rightly or wrongly. Well played indeed.
"On the way out of the hearings they kicked a puppy and stole candy from an infant as well..."
Tripped a pregnant lady, punched an elderly blind guy in the face and took a dump in a crippled kid's cereal too. Oh, and also ate a kitten.
Those corporations/people who are such good friends of the teapublikans.