May 05, 2011 12:19 pm ET filed under Ad Check
The anti-tax hardliners at the National Taxpayers Union are pumping $1.25 million into an ad campaign that blames President Obama for high gas prices. But the White House hasn't "banned" fossil fuel production in the U.S. as the ad claims, and the $4 billion in taxpayer money we spend every year to subsidize oil companies isn't doing anything to hold gas prices down. According to NTU, Obama's proposal to end those subsidies is merely "new energy taxes that would drive up prices even more," but energy experts say that ending taxpayer giveaways to oil companies won't impact pump prices.
November 09, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog
April 28, 2010 2:07 pm ET filed under Blog