Re: Big Oil says you’re "Un-American"

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 7:17 AM, Steve Kretzmann, Oil Change International <> wrote:

Oil Change International  
Dear ScottsContracting,
Can you believe the nerve of these oil executives? This morning the CEOs of America’s biggest and most profitable oil companies are coming to the Senate to argue that they still deserve billions in government handouts.
Oil giant Conoco Phillips even went so far yesterday as to call the effort to end these corporate giveaways “Un-American”. That’s right. The very same companies that have made almost 1 trillion dollars in profits over the past ten years, while shirking their fair share of taxes, are trying to take billions more of our tax dollars while wrapping themselves in the American flag. Don’t let them get away with it!
These greedy CEOs will be using every scare tactic in the book to frighten your Senators into giving them more of our money.  And they are hoping that the millions of dollars in campaign contributions that they have showered on our elected leaders will keep these taxpayer funds flowing to Big Oil. Don’t let them get away with it!

Big Oil knows that the vast majority of Americans support ending corporate welfare to these outrageously profitable industries. They are counting on the fact that Members of Congress are too scared to bite the hands that feed them.
Ending subsidies to Big Oil won’t lower domestic production, raise gas prices, or cost jobs.  These are just the same old scare tactics by a greedy industry bent on trying to keep America dependent on oil. Don’t let them get away with it.
The United States can’t drill our way to energy independence.  The way to end our nation’s crippling addiction to oil is not to drill for more oil or give more taxpayer money to the oil industry – as a country we need to consume less oil.
We have the technology; we know how to do this.  All we need is the political will.

Join us – tell Congress loud and clear that you expect them to end all government handouts to oil, gas and coal companies and reject campaign contributions from these Dirty Energy industries. Remind them that they should represent the people, not Big Oil.

Steve Kretzmann
Executive Director
Oil Change International
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