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Author Topic: [Poll: 2006.9 ]: Would you favor or oppose the government giving tax cuts to e... Back to Topics
JT
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2006 1:01:01 AM

Would you favor or oppose the government giving tax cuts to energy companies to do more exploration for oil?
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GreenLuminaAPV
Champion Author Akron

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2006 12:51:42 PM

oppose
twowheel
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2006 12:39:08 PM

Oppose, but also oppose special benefits for ethanol. Let's have a level playing field for all energy sources.
Guido4
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2006 8:15:29 AM

Oppose
gofan1
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2006 7:18:02 PM

YES, YES, YES! If the oil companies can give their retiring CEO $10Billion in retirement, then they can afford to do their own exploring, without government handouts!

We have single moms that have to take food stamps or WIC assistance to survive and feed their kids, and the rest of the U.S. makes them dirty or bad. So, why should oil companies be allowed to take handouts and then mess over the same consumer that gave the government the money in the first place??? Where is Robin Hood when you need him?

I especially have a problem with politicians that are in office AND who profit off the oil companies making this decision. Seems like a conflict of interest?
milo
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2006 6:35:48 PM

agin
throttle
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2006 9:16:33 PM

Burner123, do you really believe that at today's oil prices, oil compnies need more incentive to do more exploration?
Burner123
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2006 9:17:00 AM

Favor
jpflyer
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2006 8:55:06 AM

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Guido4
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Oppose
captnO
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oppose
throttle
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2006 1:35:26 PM

BenzineBoy, right on!
Guido4
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Oppose
#12#_lorielyi
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2006 6:53:03 PM

Oppose. The gas companies are already making record profits. As for the engergy companies... can someone tell me why on electric bills they actually charge you not only usage(which is expected) but a delivery charge that is almost as high as the electic bill?
BenzineBoy
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2006 11:23:35 AM

Oppose, exploration is one of the things oil company profits are for. Government only needs to get out of the way.
Guido4
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Oppose
granmaking
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throttle
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2006 12:32:06 PM

Oil companies don't need tax incentives to find more oil; they just need overly-restrictive government regulation to get out of the way.
truckdude
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2006 9:40:14 AM

Oppose. Let them spend their billions in quarterly profits and put some of that "profit" back into the economy
unixdude
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Message Posted: May 23, 2006 3:06:36 PM

Oppose. With oil companies reporting record profits that can only be described as obscene, it makes even a staunch, free-market conservative like myself say, "Gee, maybe that Windfall Profits Tax idea wasn't so bad after all." It would seem the oil companies have already demonstrated that they have more than enough cash for increased oil exploration.

[Edited by: unixdude at 5/23/2006 2:06:59 PM EST]
CloudCar
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Message Posted: May 21, 2006 11:47:11 AM

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MetsBeliever
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Burner123
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throttle
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Message Posted: May 20, 2006 5:28:43 PM

To Guido4:

Don't you think yoday's high prices are enough incentive for oil companies to do more exploration? Why give them tax dollars to do it?
Guido4
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Message Posted: May 19, 2006 8:02:39 AM

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kino536
All-Star Author California

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Message Posted: May 13, 2006 11:57:03 PM

oppose, don't favor taxing them for lack of exploration because they wold most likely pass the cost to the consumer
billsandi
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Message Posted: May 13, 2006 1:26:53 AM


Oppose. That should be a normal part of their capital plan, and should provide great returns in the future. They will succeed without the governments help, and perhaps fail with it.

Bradleydo
Sophomore Author Sarasota

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Message Posted: May 12, 2006 3:18:36 PM

OPPOSE.

They don't need more help.

They make Billions as it is.
throttle
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Message Posted: May 11, 2006 12:00:48 PM

At today's prices, oil companies need no further incentive for exploration.
figman
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Message Posted: May 10, 2006 12:49:44 PM

Give them tax cuts?? I say charge them more taxes for NOT exploring. Why dont they just use the obscene profits they made gouging us for the last year!!!
twowheel
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Message Posted: May 8, 2006 2:18:55 PM

oppose tax cuts, but would sure let oil companies drill on North Slope and offshore in Pacific and Atlantic
jpflyer
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Message Posted: May 7, 2006 11:08:51 AM

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Guido4
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thrill3
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Message Posted: May 6, 2006 3:27:47 PM

Yes if they are monitored properly
truckdude
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Message Posted: May 5, 2006 10:02:11 AM

Oppose. Let them spend some of their billions in quarterly profits on exploration.
Oldsalt73
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Message Posted: May 3, 2006 7:00:40 PM

oppose! With Billions in profits they don't need tax breaks for anything but their personal income tax. They would have to have some regulation that would guarantee the money would go to research and not to just trying to explain why the new fuel Costs so much. Which, by the way, is when we will see new fuel systems - when they figure out how to charge what they want for it.
marlet
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2006 11:25:57 AM

oppose
racie17
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2006 9:42:14 AM

Oppose
gundam
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2006 9:11:57 AM

oppose, unless the energy companies share their profit with the government from the exploration that subsidize by the government.
Guido4
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Guido4
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Guido4
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figman
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2006 1:51:41 AM

Give them tax cuts?? I say charge them more taxes for NOT exploring. Why dont they just use the obscene profits they made gouging us for the last year!!!
PriceMonger
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2006 12:51:02 AM

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truckdude
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knedwin
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2006 10:28:36 PM

oppose...
Guido4
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Guido4
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wiseguy7
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2006 3:59:44 PM

Favor if this would help keep prices down
Guido4
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nikwv
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2006 10:20:59 AM

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