Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, is making a lot of headlines for his boyish charm and conservative budget ideas.
But here's the thing - Paul Ryan's budget ideas aren't just conservative, they're a give-away to the biggest and most profitable oil companies in America. Ryan’s budget retained a decade’s worth of oil tax breaks worth over $40 billion, while slashing funding for investments in clean energy. Oh, and he doesn't believe in global warming either.
We're already giving the Big Oil companies $41 billion in tax breaks and handouts despite the fact that they cause most of the pollution in America. It's why Environmental Action activists have been going door to door in communities from Atlanta to Oregon to call on Congress to end the big oil bailout and not give another dime of taxpayer money to these polluting industries. (There's lots more info in our downloadable Frequently Asked Questions sheet)
It's also why we went to Houston to meet up with a team of young people biking 1,000 miles from Louisiana to Texas to protest Big Oil's impacts on the gulf region. And why we brought a cake to tell Rex Tillerson (CEO of ExxonMobil) and other big oil executives that it's time to give up the handouts and take global warming seriously.
So, as you might expect, we'll have some WORDS for my Ryan and his budget proposals. And we'll be confronting both Romney and Ryan to explain their views on global warming, subsidizing big oil, and lots more.
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