01 May '11, 12pm

GOP Rep. Webster calls for an end to oil subsidies and “corporate welfare” #youcut #pledge #p2 #tcot

GOP Rep. Webster calls for an end to oil subsidies and “corporate welfare” May 1, 2011 In March, the entire House Republican Caucus voted to protect oil subsidies , which total $40 billion over 10 years . Now, it appears that numerous Republicans are questioning the wisdom of those subsidies, especially with high gas prices and soaring profits for oil companies. ThinkProgress has the story . One such congressman is Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL). ThinkProgress spoke with Webster prior to hisraucous town hall meeting yesterday and asked him about whether he’d like to see oil subsidies ended, as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) initially called for and then later backtracked. Webster was unequivocal in his support for ending subsidies to oil companies, saying that further cutting “any kind of corporate welfare is on the table”: KEYES: Yesterday, Speaker Boehner came out and sai...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/01/gop-rep-webster-cal...

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