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JL
- 629 days ago - action.usaction.org
Congress has a choice as they face yet another budget showdown. Let's help them make the right choice. End billions in wasteful taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil. Protect vital programs that millions of people rely on like education, health care & social in



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JL A. (274)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:45 pm
Congress has a choice as they debate yet another budget showdown. Let's help them make the right choice. End billions in wasteful taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil. Protect vital programs that millions of people rely on like education, health care and social insurance instead.

Last week, Congress blew a huge chance to cut these wasteful subsidies when it missed the March 1st deadline, and instead allowed the sequester cuts to happen.

But the sequester deadline isn't the end of the story. Congress and the President are essentially starting over from scratch, and so far the Senate is the only chamber that hasn't moved to consider cutting oil subsidies this year.

Sign our joint petition with Environmental Action, urging Senate Majority leader Harry Reid to include ending the wasteful oil subsidies in any budget deal that comes before the Senate.

Subsidizing the oil industry is like giving Bill Gates a free computer (well, maybe more like giving him a few million free computers). The oil industry profited more than $100 billion last year, making it the most lucrative industry on the planet, but Republicans fight to keep taxpayer handouts to Big Oil.

Almost all Senate Democrats support cutting Big Oil's subsidies.1 President Obama has made it clear that ending oil subsidies is one of his priorities, and the House Democrats included it in their plan.2 With official negotiations underway, we just need Reid to get on board and we can end these wasteful subsidies this year.3

We can stop the government from paying Big Oil, but to do it, we will need to keep the pressure on. This is the key month because if Reid doesn't act by March 27th, the whole government could shut down. We need to make sure whatever action he takes to avoid an economic disaster includes ending wasteful oil subsidies.

We’ve already sent over 30,000 emails to Congress demanding a better budget deal last week, along with over 100,000 USAction members in support of pulling the pork from the Pentagon. Now we’re targeting Big Oil and the billions they receive in subsidies every year.

We've been working on ending Big Oil subsidies for years, and now we have a real opportunity to solve it together. Sign our petition today to tell Sen. Harry Reid to end the Big Oil Billion Dollar Boondoggle now.

Sincerely,
Ross Wallen
USAction / TrueMajority

1 - "In 51-47 vote, Senate Republicans protect big oil subsidies as gasoline profits soar," Think Progress, March 23, 2012

2 - "What both sides have offered to avoid the sequester," The New York Times, Feb. 28, 2013

3 - "Sequester: Obama, lawmakers talk as deep cuts loom," The Chicago Tribune, March 1, 2013
 

Vicky P. (466)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:50 pm
noted and signed
 

Nicole W. (640)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:30 pm
signed and shared, thank you JL
 

Agnes N. (717)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:38 pm
Thanks JL...noted, signed
 

Autumn S. (154)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:39 pm
signed and noted, TY JL
 

JL A. (274)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:41 pm
You are welcome Nicole, Agnes and Autumn.
You cannot currently send a star to Vicky because you have done so within the last day.
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:03 pm
S&N THANKS!!!

"There is something fundamentally wrong with treating the earth as if it were a business in liquidation."
~ Herman Daly
 

JL A. (274)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:09 pm
You are welcome Terry and I love that quote! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:32 pm

Here we go again....If we end the OIL subsidies, which I do favor, we must let Americans know that they will be paying much higher prices at the pump. Not altogether a bad thing, but until we force the issue of very good public transportation, we must consider what this does to many that are already struggling. Those higher prices at the pump are not necessary, but you know they will happen.

Thanks for Taking Action. Now Tell Your Friends.

Thanks for taking action. It is outrageous that we are cutting essential programs like education, Head Start and unemployment insurance, while at the same time giving billions of dollars to Big Oil every year, the most profitable industry in the world. Help us end this injustice by asking your friends and family to take action too!
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JL A. (274)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:34 pm
It is sad that Congress doesn't value transportation infrastructure like other countries or even Eisenhower did--and thus we have to catch up Kit. You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:38 pm
Unable to sign

Noted thanks
 

JL A. (274)
Friday March 8, 2013, 4:46 pm
You are welcome Carol.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:38 pm
Of course signed, thx! ( I haven't even found time so far to sign this from my own email, glad I had a chance here :-) ! and this time I added that email address to my book, - is that ok? ;)
 

JL A. (274)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:48 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:31 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks J.L.
 

JL A. (274)
Friday March 8, 2013, 7:42 pm
Thanks for sharing Tamara! You are welcome. You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last day.
 

Sherri G. (113)
Friday March 8, 2013, 8:44 pm
Thanks J.L. noted.
 

JL A. (274)
Friday March 8, 2013, 8:45 pm
You are welcome Sherri
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Friday March 8, 2013, 9:41 pm
You would think they could figure out how to cut the Budget! Big Oil is one way of cutting! They receive BIG SUBSIDIES! TOTALLY NOT NECCESSARY!!! The Budget could be balanced really easy!!!! We pay the Subsidies and at the PUMP TOO!
THANK YOU
 

Pogle S. (88)
Friday March 8, 2013, 11:35 pm
N&S As if they don't have enough money already!
 

John B. (158)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 5:26 am
Thanks J.L. for the link. Petition signed and post noted. This money "give-a-way" has got to stop.
 

JL A. (274)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 6:32 am
You are welcome John, Bill and Katie. So true. You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last day.
 

Jim Phillips (3203)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 6:52 am
Petition signed.

These oil companies need to pay their fair share of taxes as well.
No more "breaks" for them.

Ty, JL.
.
 

JL A. (274)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 7:22 am
You are welcome Jim. I agree.You cannot currently send a star to Jim because you have done so within the last day.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 9:48 am
Noted, thanks.
 

JL A. (274)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:24 pm
You are welcome Kerrie
 

Jaime A. (33)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:43 pm
Noted, unable to sign.
 

Emma S. (227)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:46 pm
Done! Thanks, JL.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 3:09 pm
signed amazingly enough with my Canadian postal code

Cut the subsidies and invest in clean renewal energy. Have oil companies pay fair income taxes like everyone else has to pay taxes, fair or not.
 

JL A. (274)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 5:41 pm
You are welcome Emma. You cannot currently send a star to Emma because you have done so within the last day.
 
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