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    Deficit hawk Repubs vote to continue subsidies for big oil.

    http://www.democraticleader.gov/blog/?p=3631

    With Big Oil raking in record profits, House Democrats offered a Motion to Recommit to the House Republican short-term spending bill this afternoon making a responsible cut to the budget: putting an end to taxpayer-funded subsidies to large oil companies. Repealing these subsidies would save taxpayers tens of billions over the next decade and even ex-Shell CEO John Hofmeister agrees saying “with high oil prices, such subsidies are not necessary.”

    Republicans voted unanimously against the motion, defeating it by a vote of 176-249
    So, they can cut funding for the poor and the downtrodden, eliminate it entirely for organizations like Planned parenthood, but won't end government payments to record-profit oil companies.

    Just one more in a long list of facts that show they aren't really interested in cutting the deficit at all, but instead are just putting the screws to liberals and their favored government programs.
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    13 Democrats joined them?

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    The amount of subsidies we give to oil companies seems very high. Wiki indicates that the Deepwater Horizon rig alone was subsidized to the tune of $225,000 per day. I question the need to provide public assistance to mature and profitable industries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorbenweb
    The amount of subsidies we give to oil companies seems very high. Wiki indicates that the Deepwater Horizon rig alone was subsidized to the tune of $225,000 per day. I question the need to provide public assistance to mature and profitable industries.
    The Federal Government should not be subsidizing any private business.

    Even Al Gore agrees that basic Corn Based Ethanol Subsidies are a mistake.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/...ve-suppor.html

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    Was there anything else in the motion that might have caused concern? Or was it just subsidies for oil?

    Also, the article you attached, starts with; "Democrats are committed to fiscal responsibility and to ensuring that government lives within its means."

    After you read that first line, sort of hard to read the rest and feel you are getting the true story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougclaysmith
    Was there anything else in the motion that might have caused concern? Or was it just subsidies for oil?

    Also, the article you attached, starts with; "Democrats are committed to fiscal responsibility and to ensuring that government lives within its means."

    After you read that first line, sort of hard to read the rest and feel you are getting the true story.

    Not if you lok at the last thirty years of Federal spending and deficit growth. But don't let facts destroy your little fantasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus
    Not if you lok at the last thirty years of Federal spending and deficit growth. But don't let facts destroy your little fantasy.

    What happen to the deficit since January of 2009?

    I'm not defending the GOP in away, I don't trust them either, so don't come back with that argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougclaysmith
    What happen to the deficit since January of 2009?

    I'm not defending the GOP in away, I don't trust them either, so don't come back with that argument.
    Fine, one thing that happened was that the wars were put on the budget.

    And you do know the calendar year 2009 budget, the money being spent that year, was Bush's, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnkleChop
    13 Democrats joined them?
    How many of them represent districts with a lot of jobs in oil? What would you set the over/under at so that you would take EITHER side of the bet?
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    it's bad when the Republicans do it. But it's GOOD when the Democrats do it, right? RIGHT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod
    Fine, one thing that happened was that the wars were put on the budget.

    And you do know the calendar year 2009 budget, the money being spent that year, was Bush's, right?

    Hey, just point out the dems have dirty hands as well.

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    no it is bad they both do it

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    it's bad when the Republicans do it. But it's GOOD when the Democrats do it, right? RIGHT?
    but look at the voting, which party does this appear more like a pet project?
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    yes amazing

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod
    Fine, one thing that happened was that the wars were put on the budget.

    And you do know the calendar year 2009 budget, the money being spent that year, was Bush's, right?
    how they kept the wars off the books all those years

    and their economy still stunk
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