Yesterday, S. 2204, an effort to bring the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act up for a final vote, was defeated in the U.S. Senate. The legislation, which would have cut government spending by ending tax subsidies for big oil corporations, was largely opposed by Republicans. However, not all Republicans voted against the bill, and not every Senator who voted to kill the legislation was a Republican.
The following four Democratic U.S. Senators voted against allowing the Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act:
The next time the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee calls you up asking for money, ask them what they’re doing about these Democratic Senators who are sitting in Big Oil’s pocket. Ask the DSCC how much of your donation will go to help re-elect these fossil fuel fans. The DSCC keeps on talking about how the solution to America’s problems is to get majority control in Congress, but the Democrats already have control over the Senate, and Democrats like Begich, Landrieu, Nelson and Webb go against what the majority of Democratic voters want anyway.
Getting a Democratic majority in the Senate isn’t the goal we should focus on. Getting a liberal majority is. When Democratic Senators vote against liberal values, liberal voters need to hold them accountable.