As an environmentalist, I believe that Oil & Gas Companies deserve increased tax breaks and immunity against lawsuits and various other penalties. That’s because (whether we like it or not) Big Oil has done more to protect the environment than the EPA and every single environmental group combined. Unfortunately, to appease certain “special interest groups” the Obama Administration continues to unfairly penalize oil and gas companies. That is to say, through regulation, litigation and taxation, We the People have experienced a significant decrease in tax revenues; have suffered under a stultified economy and must endure artificially high food prices (which is the real reason so many American families are now on food stamps and public support). Moreover, oil and gas companies have developed, and are continuously developing the most efficient, safe and environmentally friendly methods of extraction and refinement. Accordingly, they should be allowed to deduct all of their operating expenses under the applicable provisions of the IRC. Regrettably “agent provocateurs” have unfairly demonized the oil industry (for their own reasons) and in doing so are hurting all of us.

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