21 May '11, 12pm

Rep. Jeff Duncan denies he voted for Big Oil subsidies, then gets flustered trying to justify the money

Rep. Jeff Duncan denies he voted for Big Oil subsidies, then gets flustered trying to justify the money Also implies BP is an American company May 21, 2011 Although Republicans hinted for months that they may reverse course and end billions in subsidies to big oil companies, they voted in lockstep last week to protect them. Before the Silver Elephant Dinner last week in Columbia, SC, ThinkProgress spoke to freshman Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) about the vote. Here’s the story and video . At first, Duncan claimed that he “did not” vote to preserve billions in subsidies to oil companies. Second later, he backtracked and told us that he opposed an amendment, offered by Democrats, which would have killed the subsidies. Finally, after some prodding, Duncan told us he stands by companies like Exxon and BP, but had “no comment” on why they deserve special subsidies: FANG: What do you ...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/21/rep-jeff-duncan-den...

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