Source: The Detroit News
quote: I challenge you to explain how chump change from the government to oil companies making record profits in the BILLIONS compares to the government almost COMPLETELY funding these startups.
quote: The Government makes a massive profit off oil companies from taxes.
quote: Not to mention that the subsidies account for about 2 cents at the pump per gallon, while fuel taxes kick about 23 cents back to Washington and State gov's.
quote: So no, we have not spent "trillions" of dollars in public money on the oil industry. And they are certainly NOT getting handouts.
quote: We profit handsomely off the oil industry I assure you.
quote: Tell that to all the Iraq war vets and tax payers financing with blood and money costly wars overseas.
quote: Try looking into the CBO and links that end with ".gov" instead.
quote: I have to be honest that the partisan politics has been a growing thorn in my side and when I see so so many people polarized by ideology it has been tremendously discouraging and sometimes I pounce.