Has this President not learned anything about the petroleum industry during his two years in office? Evidently not. For him to make such a blatanly ignorant comment during his State of the Union speech is not only irresponsible, but it sends a very wrong message to America. "I'm asking Congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies." What gives? Tax preference items? Accelerated depreciation? Depletion? Amortization? Intangible costs? Oh yeah- he's referring to the myriad of provisions that have been a part of the tax code for decades, all of which are afforded other industries who are doing even "finer" than oil and gas concerns. I'm absolutely dumbfounded by this guy's short-sighted whimsical jabs, singling out the most critically vital industry in our nation - one that employs over 9 million people and contributes nearly 8% of the GDP. Did you watch the streaming approval chart when Obamasturbator made these comments? Democrats had an orgasm. Republicans pissed their pants. And what would be the fruits of eliminating "the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies"? Would oil imports drop? Fuck no! Domestic production will drop, imports will go up. If The 'Bator is looking for money, let him start with Agriculture, Investment Banking, Pharmeceuticals, Telecoms, etc. etc. - you know- the industries that reap even more billions in taxpayer dollars.