Oil companies are some of the most profitable entities on this planet, and yet we give them billions of taxpayer dollars as subsidies. Stop the insanity!
I do wish the President would stop using the words “foreign oil.” It’s ALL foreign oil, even the stuff we pump out of the ground ourselves. That might be nitpicky, but it’s only perpetuating the misinformed belief of many Americans that “drill baby drill” means less dependence on “foreign oil.”
Excellent address. He points out what the tax cuts for the rich will cost — “borrow and spend” — perfect.
Naturally, the first thing a couple of Republican governors-elect did was kill jobs. Shocker!!
While Democrats try to go about the business of getting things done for the people — helping create jobs, boosting small businesses, extending unemployment insurance payments, and more, a minority of Republicans continue to obstruct the business of the Senate by filibustering EVERYTHING.
The best way to jump start the economy right now is extending unemployment benefits, so families will be able to buy the things they need to survive. But Republicans stubbornly insist on “making their stand on the backs of the unemployed,” by screaming and moaning about the deficit — oh my god, the DEFICIT!!!
No Republican will so much as utter the word “deficit” when they are in power — while they happily destroy any surplus, spend money like drunken sailors by giving unbelievably generous tax cuts to the richest people, prosecuting two wars completely off the books, and trying to permanently repeal the estate tax. This is how Republicans prove they are not in government for the people — they only think about the “small people” at election time. It’s all about trying to make President Obama fail. Period.
If the Republicans want to filibuster EVERYTHING, according to the Senate rules they certainly may do that, but no more of this “cloture” crap — make them stand up and do the damn filibuster. Bring in the cots! Make the Republicans stand up for their mighty principles so the American people will have the opportunity to understand what all the fuss is about. Do it proudly, Republicans!!
I dare you.