12 May '11, 1pm

Big Oil

12:00 Taking a brief break, be back soon. 11:55 Wonder when any one of these guys last pumped gas? Rockefeller (D-WV), to his credit, is representing taxpayers with his line of questioning regarding the lack of awareness these guys have about the country's fiscal pain, and that their tax breaks need to be on the table as a way to cut the deficit. 11:52 Rockefeller (D-WV) "I really do think you are out of touch." He points out that one reason this might be so is that the industry has an army of lobbyists tasked with protecting oil subsidies. "You always win." Will this time be different? We need to cut the deficit! 11:46 Cardin (D-MD) is up now, and pointing out again how tiny a percentage of their profits the subsidies represent (he says three percent), to which Hatch says he just wants fairness and not burdening oil companies because we "hate" them. (incidentally, former ...

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