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How to reduce the U.S. #budget #deficit? Start by eliminating the billions of $ in subsidies given to big #oil

How to reduce the U.S. #budget #deficit? Start by eliminating the billions of $ in subsidies given to big #oil

sierraclub.org - sierra magazine - may/june 2011 - grapple: you get what you pay for GRAPPLE | With Issues and Ideas "It Was a Mistake" | Sympathy for the Devils | You Get What You Pay For | As the World Warms | Woe is Us | Up to Speed You Get What You Pay For Peter and Maria Hoey (Source: Tommy McCall/Environmental Law Institute) How to reduce the U.S. budget deficit? You could slash Medicare. You could raise the retirement age for Social Security. Or you could eliminate the billions of dollars in subsidies that taxpayers give to big oil companies. "I don't know if you've noticed," President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech, "but they're doing just fine on their own." (Big Oil's profits from 2001 to 2010 were $952 billion.) Here's how subsidies to fossil fuel stack up against those to renewables, courtesy of the Environmental Law Institute. Note that mos...

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