Brown at the Big Money Oil Pump [Quigley Cartoon]

Scott Brown, Big Oil and the April Fool's Day joke is on YOU

Our Junior Senator gets a shock every morning when he sees himself before he "puts his face on."

Scott choose oil money over you at the "Oil Pump."Sen Scott Brown, a true man of the people NOT, voted to give the oil companies $24 BILLION dollars.

I guess in his choice between you,  constituents the people of Massachusetts and Big Oil, he chose the money he gets from Big Oil.

It would be only an April Fool's joke, except the joke is on the Massachusetts voters who gave him is chance at the Big Oil Money Pump.

To mitigate the damage to their candidate, the oil lobby group American Petroleum Institute launched ads in Massachusetts late last week on behalf of Koch-funded candidate Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), as part of its $2 million national campaign to protect oil subsidies.

Unfortunately for Brown, the ads violate the “People’s Pledge” he made with Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren earlier this year, banning outside group spending in the race. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign manager Mindy Myers noted the oil-subsidy ads “are funded by big oil and clearly support Brown’s position.”

In addition to Massachusetts, API has run similar ads in six states to protect the industry’s billions in tax loopholes. In the ad, API falsely claims that raising taxes leads to higher prices at the pump, though a Congressional Research Service memo determines that eliminating tax breaks for big oil companies would have negligible impact.

Read the reports in Think Progressive and the Boston Globe.

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