GAS PRICES FACT: Republican Politicians Oppose Ending Taxpayer Handouts To Big Oil

Every Republican presidential contender and nearly every Republican member of the House and Senate has signed a pledge to oppose ending taxpayer handouts to Big Oil — handouts that will add up to more than $40 billion over the next ten years. In addition, Republicans have repeatedly voted in lockstep to block efforts to repeal the tax giveaways to Big Oil. President Obama, however, remains undaunted and has once again included repeal of these wasteful giveaways in his budget for 2013.

This fact was first featured in the ThinkProgress Progress Report: “Five Facts About Gas Prices.”