The Common Good

Senator Bernie Sanders Calls For End to "Polluter Welfare"

In an opinion piece for The Huffington PostSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) writes:

At a time when we have more than $15 trillion national debt, American taxpayers are set to give away over $110 billion dollars to the oil, gas, and coal industries over the next decade. Clearly, we cannot afford it. When the five largest oil companies made over $1 trillion in profits in the last decade, with some paying no federal income taxes for part of that time, they certainly do not need it.

Read his full article here