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Why Nobody Takes Ending Oil Subsidies Seriously

Why the media shrugs when the anti-government spending GOP votes to protect government spending on Big Oil. Few people feel that oil companies should continue to receive billions of dollars of subsidies; the fact that the industry receives a steady stream of taxpayer dollars is unpopular with the American electorate. But every time an effort is made to remove them—an effort some Democrats, including the president, understandably attempt to infuse with some degree of pomp—the effort fails . Republicans and oil-state Democrats rush to the defense of oil industry handouts so readily, so routinely that it has become conventional wisdom inside the beltway and in the mainstream media that any move to kill them is merely political theater. The NY Times ran a post headlined "GOP Calls Democrats' Bluff on Oil Subsidies Bill" when Republicans allow it to come to the floor. As such, ...

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