Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Rs Just Can't Help Themselves

Judge them not by their words, but their deeds:

GOP Blocks Measures Boosting Taxes on Oil Companies' Profits
....The actions of Republicans hashing out a tax bill behind closed doors indicate that, despite tough talk from the White House and Capitol Hill, the party is not ready to hit the oil companies hard -- even on measures that have broad support in the Senate.

House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) made it clear yesterday that the leadership would only go so far in punishing an industry enjoying record-breaking profits if that punishment could have broader negative consequences. In January, Exxon Mobil Corp. alone reported the highest corporate profit in U.S. history: $10.71 billion for the fourth quarter of 2005 and $36.13 billion for the entire year.
This has just been handed to the Ds on a silver platter. Why do I feel they work hard to fail in hanging this around the GOP neck like an albatross?

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