Senate blocks bill repealing $2B in oil tax breaks

Full story: El Paso Times

The Senate blocked a bill Tuesday that would repeal about $2 billion a year in tax breaks for the five biggest oil companies, a Democratic response to $4-a-gallon gasoline that might fare better when Congress and the White House negotiate a deal later this year to increase the government's ability to borrow.
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AmPat

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HUGE MISTAKE!!
How can the GOP (Greedy Old Pigs) continue to wage war on middle income Americans and the elderly, while giving all the fat cats huge tax breaks?
WHERE IS THE SACRIFICE OF THE WEALTHY??

The Republicans will pay dearly in the 2012 election!!
james russell ret

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And the democrats are said to be one the side of the American People. That is rich. What were the amount of votes needed to pass this thing? 60?
james russell ret

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Considering the amount of damage the Mississippi Valley is going through you would think the democrats from the and the few republicans could have gotten together and passed this thing. Money must be good for them to sell out the Mississippi River Valley states.
Newt

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SORRY
NObama

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How about making GE pay taxes?
Bird

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AmPat wrote:
HUGE MISTAKE!!
How can the GOP (Greedy Old Pigs) continue to wage war on middle income Americans and the elderly, while giving all the fat cats huge tax breaks?
WHERE IS THE SACRIFICE OF THE WEALTHY??
The Republicans will pay dearly in the 2012 election!!
What about the tax breaks for all the green energy scams?$16 billion for ethanol alone. How about defunding NPR and PBS since they're just propaganda wings of the democratic party. How about getting the money back from GM and Chrysler, the government (Obama's) robbed the shareholders for the benefit of the unions. How about recovering all the stimulus and Fannie and Freddie bailouts and putting the criminals like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd in prison? Or are you just interested in one party justice?
Ariel Rico

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May 18, 2011
 
Awsome
joey

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Jul 7, 2011
 
Ariel Rico wrote:
Awsome
we should squeeze the oil from your greasy head and that would supply the world with oil?
FEDUP

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Jul 8, 2011
 
The republican fearmongering with regards to their so-called budget crisis, and how raising taxes on Americans is a job killer is nothing but banal hackneyed! Their continued sophistry is the height hypocrisy!
It's merely wealthy protectionism because big business owns the republicans!
Actually the job killer was the Bush tax cuts! The wealthy got even wealthier and corporations moved their businesses out of the country along with millions of American jobs! The republican lie about taxing the "job creators is pure conservative banal hackneyed!
The more they repeat the same lie over and over again, the more that lie is believed by gullible cretins!
Lie, mislead, and divert attention is the conservative mantra!
What have John Boehner and Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell done about unemployment or job creation? NOTHING, but blame Obama for the mess they got our country into! They continue to pay lip service and outright lie!
These decrepit old tyrants need to go, now!!!
true

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Jul 8, 2011
 
Repubs dems only idiots beleive either cares about WE THE PEOPLE over there corporate masters
true

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Jul 8, 2011
 
NObama wrote:
How about making GE pay taxes?
Neither party talks about that or cares about most of congress that dont pay taxes
roaddog

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Jul 8, 2011
 
The old trickle down economic theory, or more honestly, the piss on the poor and middle class theory, does not work. I believe history has shown this. Any more the first hand at buisness is to downsize, do more with less, increase profits, stuff the pockets of the shareholders. And let us not forget sending jobs overseas where people work for pennies a day. Keep those tax breaks coming under the disguise of helping everyone. Its funny how the repubs hide behind the bible, I seem to remember a passage about being hard for a rich man to get into the heavens. What a bunch of hypocrites.
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Jul 25, 2011
 
NObama wrote:
How about making GE pay taxes?
this wont be done for GE backs liberals(obama)GE owns part of the main stream media like MSNBC,NBC,and others.GE got tarp money from obama.george soros has part of GE but its hidden but he has a lot to do with GE.soros hates repubs. and uses this influence on media!no one seems to care that GE paid no taxes and the focus stays on other big companies?the msm keeps the heat on oil co.and never brings up GE?look it up for yourself if any of you are die hard liberals?also the oil companies make way less than pharmaceuticals but you hear nothing about them!again the msm only tells what the liberals want?look up pharmaceuticals and you will be shocked at their profits compared to oil companies!the facts dont lie even for liberals?

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