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**TAKE ACTION** Shill, Baby, Shill - The Price of Gasoline **PLEASE SIGN***

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Did you know that when Americans fill up at the pump, they are really paying twice? That's because we not only pay for the gas we put in our cars, but our government also gives billions in subsidies to Big Oil companies.


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Kit B (276)
Monday May 2, 2011, 8:18 am
Shill, Baby, Shill
Did you know that when Americans fill up at the pump, they are really paying twice? That's because we not only pay for the gas we put in our cars, but our government also gives billions in subsidies to Big Oil companies.

Big Oil doesn't need our help.

The oil industry just posted billions in profits in their first quarter reports, with Exxon reporting $10.7 billion in profit, Shell raking in $6.9 billion, Chevron posting $6.2 billion, Conoco Phillips announcing $3.03 billion and BP taking in $5.5 billion.

It's time to tell Congress to end the billions in taxpayer handouts to Big Oil.
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CherAway C (1424)
Monday May 2, 2011, 8:19 am

Thnx for posting sweetie!!!


Kit B (276)
Monday May 2, 2011, 8:19 am

Thanks for the petition, Cher, I hope this will get attention in Congress!

CherAway C (1424)
Monday May 2, 2011, 8:49 am

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Cheryl B (64)
Monday May 2, 2011, 5:00 pm
thanks for telling the world

Nancy C (806)
Monday May 2, 2011, 5:19 pm
thanx s&n

Ness F (211)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:53 pm
It's INSANE the price for petrol here in Australia also!

Jason Green (235)
Monday May 2, 2011, 9:18 pm
Thank you for sending a message calling on Congress to end handouts to Big Oil.

Monday May 2, 2011, 10:21 pm
Gladly signed, thanks!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Monday May 2, 2011, 11:01 pm

Morris G. (18)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:40 am
I am all for ending all corporate and farm subsides. But the oil companies are not the only ones making huge revenues from gasoline. The federal government rakes in over $30 BILLION and the states take in approximately another $40 BILLION in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes. So we as consumers pay over $70 billion in taxes each year on fuel.

Kathy Javens (104)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 8:34 am
Signed & noted. Thank you, for sharing. I hope this will help. But I don`t think I will hold my breath on this one.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 8:43 am
Noted and signed.

Judith H (27)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 12:27 pm

Michael Robbinette (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 12:41 pm
signed!! Its time to Tell congress and Mr. Obama that enough is enough! Gas going thru the roof so badly that now if it gets any higher the American worker/Taxpayer wont be able to get to work or have a job so tyhen what ? another stimulus pkg costing more of our dollars?

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 1:45 pm
You bet I signed!

Lisa N (202)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 2:01 pm
Signed, thanks!

Lee Rose (1)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 2:27 pm
Noted & signed!

Bess moore (6)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 4:14 pm
GREEDY BASTARDS!!! Enough is enough!!!

Ray M (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 4:19 pm
A big thank you to all the politicians who pack their pockets with corporate oil bribes. Come on, Americans, vote the oil prostitutes out of office.

Ann Breeden (65)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 4:36 pm
Signed and noted.

Eternal G (734)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 4:59 pm
Already signed!

Alice B (241)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:12 pm
NOTED & SIGNED. We need GREEN fuel and we need to become primarily invested in MASS transit not private vehicles. This is especially true now that the population is aging so significantly. I am 63 and I no longer own a car. I can't afford one. However, I see that so few people are good/safe drivers, so many people are too busy texting and phoning to drive, and too many people are dealing with sleep disorders to be safe drivers. I am grateful to depend on public transit; also I moved to an apt bldg where I am 2 blocks away from the grocery store & drug store so I can shop on foot in all weather. If I can do this in Minnesota with our winters, my being elderly & disabled, most of the rest of you can learn to do a lot more without cars as well.

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:18 pm
Discontinuing the subsidies for petrochemical production and putting them into Geothermal exploration and development makes some sense. Multi taxing us stinks. I've quit cars and ride a bicycle in protest against ridiculous gasoline price gouging!

John Y (67)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:38 pm

M B (62)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 7:39 pm
Noted, but as a European I couldn't sign.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 8:02 pm
noted and signed

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 1:18 am
Can not sign its only for US residents but fully support noted and thanks

Edward M (8)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 2:08 am
It's a finite resource that most Countries are dependant on to keep their economies going (in our national interests as the US Government keeps tells the world) yet it is in the hands of corporations which are unaccountable to the American people and, it would appear, to your Government.
You could change all that by taking this resource, and the means of extraction, into public ownership.

Sharon F (0)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 3:42 am
In addition to the rip-off at the pump, we see the sneaky TV ads. The tall thin woman doing propaganda as 'Energy for tomorrow' and now a male with a slick ad for Exxon.

Jennifer M (78)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 9:57 am
Signed and noted. Thanks

DORIS L (61)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 9:59 am

Nora J (229)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 6:00 pm
And they cry poor when there is even a hint of cutting their undeserved subsidies which they fully intend to pass on to consumers anyway.

Jacki Hileman (20)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 8:54 pm
It sounds lke they're getting $ together for x-mas bonuses

Lika P (130)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 1:39 am
Action taken!

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 7:00 am
Nationalize Oil!

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 7:26 am
Thank you for sending a message calling on Congress to end handouts to Big Oil.

Terry King (113)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 7:44 am
Action taken again and again and again!

Caitlin M (104)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 2:19 pm
I'm a Sierra member and and signed again, just in case I missed this one. It is such a non-issue that I lose my breath just thinking about how stupid and dishonest (dishonest, mostly) our Senators and Representatives are. I added a note pointing out the the public is not the only ones the oil companies are laughing at with their unspeakable profits, but they laugh at those whom they are buying off in Congress. I've asked those representatives to live up to their really very sacred duty and provide honest, morally viable representation for those who have trusted them to represent them. It may be speaking to the deaf, but self-respect must make a return or we are lost. Thanks, Kit.... when I say it's a non-issue, I mean that, Duh!, what's the question... of course we should not be subsidizing oil, I don't care how many threats they make.

I hope your computer was not the recipient of terrorist attack. It sounded pretty horrible. Did you get on someone's bad side?? Of course you did, but there no excuse for nasty play by subversives!! Did the NSA help you repair the problem?

Toni C (508)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 3:36 pm
Noted and signed... twice, as did Caitlin because I'm also a Sierrs member. Personally, I no longer drive... there's no way I can afford it, and in the process have practically become housebound.
Glad to see you back, Kit. I "angered" someone yesterday and they have threatened, but so far, so good, so keep your fingers crossed for me. If I lose my computer, I couldn't afford to get it repaired or replaced, and it would devastate me..

Constance F (418)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 4:47 pm
Signed. signed again. And signed another on another post. Happily signing. But if per small chance subsidies were to end, we still will be shilling out and alot more.

Monica D (580)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 5:17 pm
The world needs more sustainable transport. And the fossil fuel subsidies should end.

Bruce Eyster (62)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 8:35 pm
Noted , signed and shared with Thanks !

Regina P (63)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 10:18 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks

Judy C (91)
Thursday May 12, 2011, 11:59 pm
Signed. Thanks, Kit.

Kit H (173)
Saturday May 14, 2011, 12:48 pm
Message sent.

Valerie S (70)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 12:02 pm
Signed & noted thanks!
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