02 Mar '12, 12am

Obama calls to end subsidies for oil and gas

Obama calls to end subsidies for oil and gas

With prospective GOP challengers hawking guarantees of Seinfeld- era gas prices , President Obama simultaneously called their bluff on what he called “phony election-year promises” and urged Congress to end $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies . Sure, he’s said it before (most recently in his State of the Union address ), but at a stop in Nashua Community College in New Hampshire, Obama put some muscle behind it: “You can either stand up for the oil companies, or you can stand up for the American people,” Mr. Obama said. “You can keep subsidizing a fossil fuel that’s been getting taxpayer dollars for a century, or you can place your bets on a clean-energy future.” It took GOP bigwigs approximately four nanoseconds to respond that the president’s move could make oil costs go even higher, while John Boehner needled him over what he perceived to be a reluctance t...

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