more USA $ spent on wars to protect BP and other oil companies

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    seriously how much money do we have to spend and how many citizens do we have to lose to protect BP, Shell, and Exxon? Notice that civilians are being killed by their government in a number of other middle eastern countries at the moment (none with oil reserves) and only Libya (with huge oil reserves and billions invested by previously mentioned oil companies) gets our support...

    The least these companies could do is pay us to use our military as their private security force
     
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    And your proof behind this assertion is WHAT??

    Your rhetoric gear is in overdrive
     
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    Besides Exxon, defense contractors like Raytheon are a 'buy'. They not only produce Tomahawks, but they are also in the forefront of developing cyber security technology.
     
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    They give the USA has the cheapest gas prices. That is how we are paid back.
     
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    I love how oil companies are on the "honor system" to report massive leaks. That's smart...

    The confusion surrounding this latest Gulf spill points up a fatal flaw of America's oil pollution reporting system, which operates via a virtual honor code. Under present reporting protocols, polluters are tasked with the responsibility of turning themselves in when they're responsible for an accident -- knowing all the while that a federal inspector will probably never be dispatched to investigate.

    Derp de derp. More flat out retarded American policy regarding corporations. Good god. We are one stupid nation. And for policy like this, we deserve everything we get.

    Source of latest Gulf oil spill determined - Yahoo! News
     
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    Granny says Obama needs to tell `em if dey gonna get sassy an' not show a little gratitude an' lower gas prices - he gonna send the Navy Seals after a few o' their CEO's...
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    Big Oil to Obama: Hands off our tax breaks
    May 3, 2011 -- The oil industry launched another assault Tuesday in the battle to protect favorable tax rates for energy producers.
     
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    What are you talking about exactly?
     
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    Paid back with our own tax dollars? Or more accurately on our credit card?
     
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    Gerard is correct, and you are not.

    And the figure is more like $90 billion.

    http://energycitizens.org/EC/Commun...on-in-new-energy-taxes-will-hurt-america.aspx
     

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