End Big Oil’s Corporate Welfare

May 18, 2011
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This came to me in an email from the DSCC and was written by Harry Reid.

Dear Jeffrey,

It’s a no-brainer: Big Oil doesn’t need taxpayer subsidies.

After all, the five largest oil companies raked in profits of $32 billion in the first quarter of 2011—while Americans are paying four bucks a gallon at the pump. And yet, they continue to collect billions in tax dollar handouts at a time when we need to cut spending.

It’s unfair, and it MUST stop. But last night, Republicans derailed a Democratic bill that would end this double-fisted cash grab and save $21 billion.

The GOP has chosen to stand with Big Oil companies like ConocoPhillips, whose CEO called our bill “un-American.” With only four seats separating the Republicans from the Senate majority, has there ever been a more important time to stop their oil-soaked agenda?

Give toward our $306,909 goal right now and Democratic Senators will match it. Our May Match means you’ll be matched dollar for dollar – your $10 contribution will only cost you $5. Click here now to take advantage of this match.
Fight the party of Big Oil. Stop their extreme agenda. Left to go: $306,909 Deadline: May 31

The Republicans’ recent record is clear: anti-woman, anti-worker, anti-Medicare…and, now, pro-Big Oil.

But what’s also clear is that we have work to do to stop their agenda before it’s too late. We have to defend 23 seats in 2012—and they only need four to win the Senate.

And with Karl Rove’s American Crossroads already opening the floodgates on what could be a $100 million barrage of attack ads, we have no time to waste.

We’ve put Republicans on record standing with Big Oil. Now is your chance to go on record standing with President Obama and Democrats, who are fighting back. 90% of donations to the DSCC are from our grassroots supporters—and, if you act by May 31, you can give for half price.

Give toward our $306,909 goal right now and Democratic Senators will match it. You can send $10 into the field to defeat the GOP for just $5.

They might call it “un-American,” but if you’re sick of paying four dollars a gallon and then watching your tax dollars pad the profits of Big Oil when other priorities are going unfunded, the Democratic fight to take away those handouts is a no-brainer.

And if you’re sick of hypocritical Republicans claiming there’s no money for health care or job creation and then voting to protect corporate welfare for oil companies, standing with the DSCC is a no-brainer, too.

Thanks for helping us stand up to the party of Big Oil.

Sincerely,

Harry Reid

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