17 May '11, 7pm

Senate vote giving tax breaks to some of richest companies in America is in an hour. Call your Senator: #oilhandouts

Senate vote giving tax breaks to some of richest companies in America is in an hour. Call your Senator: #oilhandouts

Ever get the feeling that Congress isn't listening to you? We feel the same way. These days, it seems as if Big Oil CEOs and corporate lobbyists have all the access. Meanwhile, the middle class and the poor — the Americans who just want to put in a hard day's work for good wages and benefits — are consistently ignored. It's time to make ourselves heard: Let's speak louder. Green For All is live tweeting the Senate debate. Follow @greenforall for updates. Right now, the U.S. Senate is debating a motion that would allow Congress to move forward with a bill to eliminate subsidies for the big oil companies, which are earning incredible profits because of the high gas prices you and I are paying at the pump. The "big five" — Exxon, Chevron, ConcocoPhillips, BP and Shell — made $32 billion in profit during the first quarter of the year. Despite these enormous gains, members of C...

Full article: http://www.greenforall.org/blog/lets-speak-louder

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