What better day to find out about this in the New York Times today:
New projections, buried in the Interior Department’s just-published budget plan, anticipate that the government will let companies pump about $65 billion worth of oil and natural gas from federal territory over the next five years without paying any royalties to the government.
The current administration is systematically taking the heart of this country, the taxpaying middle class, and squeezing all of the blood from it.
“It’s one of the greatest train robberies in the history of the world,” said Representative George Miller, a California Democrat who has fought royalty concessions on oil and gas for more than a decade. “It’s the gift that keeps on giving.”
Happy Valentine’s Day!