BP TO PAY/// NEW Tax 4 CLEAN UP ANYWAY.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple—to 32 cents a barrel—a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade.
    The tax is levied on oil produced in the U.S. or imported from foreign countries. The revenue goes to a fund managed by the Coast Guard to help pay to clean up spills in waterways, such as the Gulf of Mexico.

    The tax increase is part of a larger bill that has grown into a nearly $200 billion grab bag of unfinished business that lawmakers hope to complete before Memorial Day. The key provisions are a one-year extension of about 50 popular tax breaks that expired at the end of last year, and expanded unemployment benefits, including subsidies for health insurance, through the end of the year.

    The House could vote on the bill as early as Tuesday. Senate leaders hope to complete work on it before Congress goes on a weeklong break next week.

    Lawmakers want to increase the current 8-cent-a-barrel tax on oil to make sure there is enough money available to respond to oil spills. At least 6 million gallons of crude have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico since a drilling rig exploded April 20 off the Louisiana coast.

    President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have said they expect BP to foot the bill for the cleanup.

    "Taxpayers will not pick up the tab," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday.

    Oil tax increase would help pay to clean up spills
     
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    Yes, yes they will.
     
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    Stupid stupid stupid
     
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    Thanks for reading my post.
     
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    It seems this administrations answer to EVERY CRISIS is add another tax.
     
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    The Feds have already collected $1.8B of taxes under the $.08 rate. This is supposed to be a reserve fund, but where is it?
     
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    Well like any dope addict in need of a fix they spent the money, because spending is the game. They spent it on good stuff like ummm, errrrr.............. Buying votes and they do need an extra trillion for Ocare. The tax will never come off.
     
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    That $1.8 Billion won't make a dent in the damage done by this BP mess.
     
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    What a surprise, look the other way .BP is going to pay, Obama raises taxes again, no big deal.
    Why not call yourself P hack ?
     
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    You're right.
    It cost Toyota 3 billion just for legal actions and that is only the beginning.
    This is about taxes and more money to spend to buy votes.
     

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