Big Oil’s friends-Republican GOP

Yesterday, nearly all of my Republican colleagues voted against cutting our deficit by several billion dollars and in favor of protecting their Big Oil backers.

Scotts Contracting-

Yesterday, nearly all of my Republican colleagues voted against cutting our deficit by several billion dollars and in favor of protecting their Big Oil backers.

Even with a majority of senators in favor of repealing the subsidies, a GOP-led group of 48 senators stood with Big Oil and successfully blocked the bill when it came to the Senate floor for a vote.

At a time when those senators are telling the American people that it’s necessary to cut benefits for seniors and the middle class, they turned their backs on an opportunity to recover billions of taxpayer dollars from five of the most profitable companies in the world — money that could be used to reduce the deficit and protect important programs.

Despite the defeat, your help — along with the help of 45,000 of your fellow Americans who rushed to take action during the last week — was immensely valuable in bringing the issue to a vote. This type of bill might not have even been voted on had it not been for our strong public outcry. And we nearly won. Thank you.

This vote put Republicans on the record defending Big Oil — and opposing hardworking Americans who are struggling to make ends meet. This fight is not over. We’ll do everything we can to make sure they’re held accountable.

Thank you for standing with me,

Claire McCaskill

Contribute

Join Claire's Crew. Get your pin.
Paid for by McCaskill for Missouri 2012

PO Box 300077, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 | info@clairemccaskill.com

All Content Copyright 2005-2011

Advertisements

Leave a Reply-Scotty will respond asap

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s