Apparently the whole "we support handing out bags full of money to the rich because we care about the little guy" act is harder to keep up than we'd realized. Put John Boehner under a little pressure about oil company subsidies and he buckles like a belt. ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl got the speaker to admit that oil companies "ought to be paying their fair share," that "big oil companies don't need to have the oil depletion allowances" (roughly a $1 billion annual subsidy) and that "we should be looking at" Obama's proposals to cut oil company tax breaks. …
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