Those poor poor fuckers … the Oil Companies. The Republicans have again saved them from ‘losing’ $4.4 Billion a year. You can argue about their profits, their overseas taxes, rising gas prices, but at the heart of it they are being SUBSIDIZED. Yes, we would be paying more for gas at the pump if the subsidies go away … but we are already paying for it in the form of the the money the subsidies add to the debt, they’re already taking it out of our pockets. This is one of the most brazen examples of the republicans plutocratic bent.
The other little tidbit I liked was this interview with Paul Ryan. He is arguing that he is giving the military a larger budget than the generals are asking for because he knows better than them what they need. Arrogant prick.
ROBERTS: Why did the committee choose to go against the advice of the generals?
RYAN: We don’t think the generals are giving us their true advice. We don’t think the generals believe that their budget is really the right budget. I believe that the president’s budget by virtue of the fact that when he released his budget number of about $500 billion, the number was announced at the same time they announced the beginning of their strategy review of the Pentagon’s budget. So what we get from the Pentagon is more of a budget driven strategy, not a strategy driven budget.
So … fuck the poor, fuck the middle class, fuck infrastructure, fuck education, for we mush save corporate America. And make no mistake, aside from their sheer hawkishness, Republican support of the DOD is also a proxy for supporting their corporate buddies like Halliburton and Lockheed.