GOP Has Voted to Support Big Oil 7 Times in 2011

Despite consistently spouting rhetoric that would lead you to believe that the GOP was all about slashing government spending -- they've certainly repeated the mantra often enough to make folks assume they were serious about it -- they don't seem to be too keen on cutting back on the amount of cash the government hands over to the oil companies. The GOP has already voted 7 times this year to uphold such policies, effectively costing the taxpayers billions dollars in order to keep oil companies happy. The Gavel has more.

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