House GOP shows its true colors

House GOP shows its true colors

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JJJ

King Of Prussia, PA

#1 Mar 2, 2011
On March 1, 2011 democrats in the house put forth an amendment to the republican spending cut plan stating that it would end TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES to oil companies if the plan is approved. This amounts to around $53 billion dollars in taxpayer money that goes to companies who are already making record profits (have you noticed gas prices skyrocketing over the past couple of weeks for no reason?).

You would think that with all of the "we must cut spending" talk going around, that the republican party they would be all for the amendment. Instead they voted UNANIMOUSLY against it. 236 republicans vote against it, zero voted for it. Meanwhile, they are voting very steadfastly to cut your children's school's budget, to end your unemployment payments, and to limit your healthcare. All of this to save $61 billion.

They could save NEARLY as much money (only $8 billion difference) by not cutting any programs and instead cutting the amount of our money that goes to oil companies. All told, what that means is they'd rather Exxon have your money more than you and your children. All while pretending they're doing it in your best interest.

Read more (and watch the video of the house session) here: http://www.democraticleader.gov/blog/...

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