View Full Version : Bush Opposes The Oil Companies Giving Some Of Their RECORD Profits To The Needy

11-02-2005, 06:09 PM
White House opposes oil donations to heating fund


(Gold9472: I see this as a proposal brought forth by the Republicans to help themselves in 2006, knowing FULL WELL that this cocksucker President would turn it down. What the hell does he have to lose at this point? The next election?)

Wed Nov 2, 2005 2:14 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration opposes a Republican proposal that oil companies voluntarily contribute some of their record profits to a federal fund that helps poor Americans pay winter heating bills, Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Senate Finance Chairman Charles Grassley sent a letter to U.S. energy companies, urging them to donate 10 percent of their swelling profits to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Asked by reporters if the administration supported the plan, Bodman responded: "No, sir. I wouldn't support it. It is similar to a tax."

Bodman made his remarks after addressing an energy industry group.

Last year, the LIHEAP program spent $2.2 billion to help poor and elderly Americans pay their winter heating bills. Democrats say the fund should be doubled for this winter.

Bodman also said the White House was considering a variety of proposals to address high energy prices, including federal funding for LIHEAP, more offshore oil drilling, and creating a U.S. natural gas reserve that would be "analogous to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve," as well as a stockpile of refined products. Announcements on such initiatives would be ready in "weeks," he said.

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11-02-2005, 08:27 PM
Considering they have already asked the oil companies to do it in those letters they sent out, why the HELL would Rove let Bush do something like that? Seeing as all Bush could do against it would be to make a public statement telling oil companies not to donate any money, which would most certainly get him impeached. I mean, can you fucking imagine that state of the union? Fuck the elderly part of the proposition, though. Money's better spent on the young.

07-26-2007, 06:44 PM