Battered by gas prices White House starts attacks on oil companies

The White House has joined congressional Democrats in targeting oil companies with criticism for nearly $4 per gallon gas.

President Obama lashed out at oil companies — and the tax breaks they get from the government — for a second day in a row on Thursday and again in Saturday’s address.

“Four billion dollars of your money are going to these companies at a time when they’re making record profits and you’re paying near record prices at the pump,” the president said at a Nevada town hall. “It has to stop.”



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