2011 was a banner year for Big Oil. The Big 5 Oil companies raked in $137 Billion – with a B – in profit just last year. You probably think that such a profitable industry doesn’t need an extra $24 Billion in tax giveaways. Well, our Republican junior Senator, Scott Brown, disagrees with you.
Last week, Brown voted with his right-wing Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate to protect those enormous tax giveaways for Big Oil. Of course, that vote was right around the same time that Scott Brown had to pay $34,545 for a violation of the People’s Pledge by, get this, the American Petroleum Institute!
In completely unrelated news, Scott Brown has received about $200,000 in contributions from Big Oil over the past two years. Take a moment to recover from the shock of such a coincidence. Big Oil gets $24 Billion in tax giveaways, while Scott Brown gets $200,000 in Big Oil bucks for his campaign coffers. And what do the rest of us get? Gas approaching $4 a gallon.
Scott Brown has been a tremendously effective Senator for Big Oil, but he is not working for the people of Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts deserves a U.S. Senator who puts the needs of the Commonwealth ahead of the greed of Big Oil. We know the facts behind Scott Brown’s Big Oil record, and it’s up to us to make sure that the rest of Massachusetts does as well.