Democrats lose bid to end tax breaks for oil | The Columbus Dispatch

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Senate Democrats tried yesterday to channel public anger at $4-a-gallon gasoline into passing a bill to repeal federal tax breaks and subsidies for five major oil companies, but they fell short.
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Armyman

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Let's see if the Democrats would end the subsidy for ethanol too. Of course they won't. They are the sops for the farm lobby.
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class warfare and the race cards are not working so what now can a dem do? They have no ideas just take from us and kill jobs so now the DNC and the man child marxist Obama big ears bin laden are lost. Obama spike the ball on your brother Osama again. Hope and change in 2012

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Good.
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I'd bet a huge majority of the farmers are republicans. Most I know of are.

I think a lot of the farm subsidies could go away. Especially the ethanol, it seems ethanol takes an equal amount of energy to make it, 1:1, no savings except the subsidy. Ethanol made with sugar cane has a 1:8 energy to output ratio. So why corn? Sugar cane makes more sense if it can be grown here, or how about sugar beets.

As for the parties, they're both guilty of allowing non-beneficial subsidies. You never heard a single comment on ending any subsidies from any republicans now, did you.
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14 trillion dollars in debt...big oil gets corporate welfare and buy politicians...politicians spend future revenue of our childrens children...cut entitlements(BRILLIANT)
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May 18, 2011
 
14 TRILLION and risin! Great job Congress
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the truth wrote:
class warfare and the race cards are not working so what now can a dem do? They have no ideas just take from us and kill jobs so now the DNC and the man child marxist Obama big ears bin laden are lost. Obama spike the ball on your brother Osama again. Hope and change in 2012
blarg, ark, nama, jama, splurg
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Of course the big oil companies need subsidies and protection from the taxes that we common folk pay. 60 Billion in profit was not enough last quarter for big oil. Republicans get this, we will remember next November!
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"Democrats lose..." you can stop right there. That's all I need to know and that's all America needs to be great again.
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Hooked on Fonics wrote:
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blarg, ark, nama, jama, splurg
Moving up now this is nice to see a O bama bot whomight get invited to the next WH poen reading with common. LOL loser
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the truth wrote:
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Moving up now this is nice to see a O bama bot whomight get invited to the next WH poen reading with common. LOL loser
norom a era uoy kniht I.

buy a mirror.
Common Sense

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CSD wrote:
"Democrats lose..." you can stop right there. That's all I need to know and that's all America needs to be great again.
Glad you support using tax money to increase corporate profits. While we're at it, let's give several billion to banks (because our bank fees may have to increase otherwise) and several billion to Wall Street investment companies (because the bailouts were nice so the CEOs could make their multi-million performance bonuses). Glad to see the Tea Party champion the idea of keeping taxes high, let the kids pay for it!
the truth

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Hooked on Fonics wrote:
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norom a era uoy kniht I.
buy a mirror.
It is hard for you to have the truth in your face, just doing what the man child amrxist told you his useful idiots to do to us. hope and change the marxist way. sucksss when peple fire back at you and you have to duck like you do undr barney franks desk LOL
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You didn't get it huh?
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Aren't democRATs special? Why don't they do something about the money we WASTE on ethanol, solar and windmill subsidies? Take away those subsidies, and they are nothing but money losers.

Or how about eliminating the 28% of the price of gas that goes to tax? Better than 1/4 of what we pay for gas goes to an entity that does NOTHING to discover, produce, distribute, transport or sell the product they are taxing. They just stick their hand in our pockets and grab.

DRILL HERE DRILL NOW, DRILL BABY DRILL!

How's that hope and change working out America?

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