Obama lie: Oil company business expenses are “tax giveaways”

This is out of control. On May 3 I wrote about how the left, President Obama and Democrats can’t admit that what they refer to as major “subsidies” are simply ordinary business expenses. Now Obama has used the word “giveaways” in a direct email campaign looking for donations.

The left, a commenter or two, and a quite a few of you who took the time to email me suggested I was playing with words, suggesting the difference between business expenses and subsidies is just semantics.

Oh hell no.

What the lefty/progressive/statists want people to think is that the federal government provides handouts of cash – your tax dollars – to big oil companies to help them run their business, make more profit and screw the taxpayers. Don’t you dare tell me this is not how they want to present the issue.

They are liars. Are you actually believing this crap?

Let’s take a look at the most recent email sent out by the president’s campaign team. It provides a clear example of how they want you to think the federal government hands cash to big oil.

Friend —

I spent this week moving boxes and getting set up in our new campaign headquarters in Chicago, but something happened in Washington that I want to make sure you know about.

The CEOs from the five major oil companies — which together booked $36 billion in profits in the first quarter of 2011 alone — went to the Senate on Thursday to try to justify the $4 billion in tax giveaways they’re receiving this year.

It’s a head-smackingly obvious example of how broken Washington is that there’s even a question about this. These companies don’t need and don’t deserve taxpayer money — especially with a budget deficit to close and gas prices at or near record highs.

Even worse is the fact that when the Senate tries to strip these oil company giveaways, it’s likely that a minority of senators will block a vote from happening. And even if the Senate manages to pass a bill eliminating the giveaways, there’s little chance it will be brought up for a vote in the House. …

This is completely and totally unacceptable. Go ahead and give it a shot and try to justify these outright lies from Barack Obama. Business expenses are not tax giveaways, oil companies are not receiving one dime of taxpayer money. Those are outright lies.

What you have to remember here is that for Barack Obama, the left/progressive/statists and socialists, the money does not belong to you. It does not belong to business – it belongs first and foremost to the federal government and they will “dish it out” as they see fit.

As far as they are concerned … it’s not your money.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Dimsdale on May 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Ever get the feeling that you are in the movie “They Live”, and when you put on the special sunglasses, you see Democrats for what they are, and all the subliminal messages they send out.
    Of course, outright lying, continually repeated until it sounds like the truth (with the dutiful complicity of the liberal press of course) is not exactly subliminal.? I think that is called propaganda….

  2. GdavidH on May 15, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Ah yes, yet another cold war era movie mention to remind us of who these people are.
    It seems there really are no distinctions to be made between the 70s/80s commy propaganda and today’s lefties.

  3. sammy22 on May 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Yes they are lies. Still taking this on reminds me of Don Quixote.

  4. sammy22 on May 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Maybe the Washington crowd should pay attention to this blog.

  5. ricbee on May 16, 2011 at 9:57 am

    It’s called “inculcation”,dimbulb. Sorry,I couldn’t resist that cheap shot any longer. I do actually agree with most of what you write.

  6. Dimsdale on May 17, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Why thank you so much, ricbee.? Of course, inculcation is more closely related to drills, dinning, impressing through repetition.? I did not realize that it included outright lying and instilling propaganda and false information into the minds of the citizenship.? I guess we can include indoctrination and the Stockholm effect into this definition as well.? I still believe that “propaganda” is apropos under our new definition.
    sammy: the “chasing windmills” comparison is quite apt and funny, although I think it would best apply to ?bama and his ilk.

  7. Don Lombardo on May 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    LIAR, LIAR – Pants on fire!!!


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