Leftists Blame Hurricane on Oil Companies

Aug 29, 2017

Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks made it clear that he believes that the oil industry is the reason for Hurricane Harvey. On Monday he tweeted out, “Horrified at human toll of #HurricaneHarvey. Not sad about billions of damage to oil industry. Chickens coming home to roost. #ClimateChange. A few minutes later he tweeted, “US taxpayers should help people of Houston in light of this tragedy but not one dime to oil companies who helped cause it in first place.” The oil industry pays nearly $100 million a day in income taxes. The industry’s tax expense averages 48 percent in contrast to other S&P companies which have a tax burden averaging 28 percent. It’s tax revenues from the oil industry that will help pay for the cleanup of Houston and the Gulf area.
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