Billions in Relief for Big Oil

One of the fallouts of the 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC was excessive amounts of money to influence politicians. The same politicians who not only make policy but oversee how those policies are implemented. This consequence is working less and less for “we the people” than corporate America. Witness how U.S. oil production companies have been successful in pressuring the government to subsidize their falling profits both directly and by favorable regulations. COVID-19 relief programs were designed to help families, not divert billions of dollars towards propping up the oil industry.