GOP Congressman: ‘Oil Companies Pay Their Fair Share’

The Petoskey News reports that Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) recently became the latest Republican to offer his full-throated defense of the oil industry. The congressman told a public forum that Democrats “talk about raising the taxes on the oil companies. I think oil companies pay their fair share.” Despite making a whopping $36 billion in the first quarter of this year alone, the biggest five oil companies get $4 billion in tax incentives a year, courtesy of American taxpayers. (HT: Politico)