Carney tries to defend the indefensible and then dodges the question: http://savingtherepublic.com/blog/tag/obama-voted-for-oil-subsidies/
Never mind that obAMATEUR LIES about “subsidies” – “But on top of these record profits, oil companies are also getting billions a year — billions a year in taxpayer subsidies “. There are no tax payer “subsidies” to the oil companies. These are legitimate TAX DEDUCTIONS that any manufacturer can take from the taxes they pay.
Never mind that oil companies “profits that go up every time folks pull up into a gas station.” is another half truth. Oil companies profits are a result of other non-fuel related products as well. Never mind that obAMATEUR does not differentiate between GROSS PROFITS, NET PROFITS or PROFIT MARGINS. Never mind that the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT makes more in taxes on a gallon of gas than the oil company does in profit. Never mind that oil companies pays billions in taxes to the federal government.
Never mind that ACTUAL DIRECT SUBSIDIES to “green energy” companies have been a waste of money and he wants to “double down” on these same failed activities – “we should be using that money to double-down on investments in clean energy technologies that have never been more promising — investments in wind power and solar power and biofuels;” Yeah, like Solyndra and other failed green companies that received direct tax payer subsidies and failed while the executives received bonuses.
Never mind, that these green energy “developments” will take the same amount of or more time to develop than to drill a new field. Once developed, these new energy sources will have to have an infrastructure to put in place to distribute it across the country. More than likely, these new sources may not be a direct fuel replacement for existing cars, trucks, aircraft, trains etc. etc. These green energies are not a direct replacement and drilling must continue until these sources become more economical or viable.
But why quibble about details? For obAMATEUR, the lies makes good politics during an election year for his mindless dumbed down drones.