Published on May 2, 2012
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Stephanie Cutter, Deputy Campaign Manager, shares the facts about Big Oil's latest attack.
"Hi I'm Stephanie Cutter I'm the Deputy Campaign Manager here at Obama for America and I wanted to arm you with the facts about the latest attach from Big Oil. You may have heard of the Koch brothers they're secretive oil billionaires bankrolling Republican campaigns and now they're backing Mitt Romney. Pretty simple reason for this, President Obama would take away billions of dollars in unnecessary oil tax breaks --Mitt Romney would protect them.
So now they're spending six million dollars on an ad that is so blatantly false the Washington Post said that they have no shame.
Let's get the facts out because it's important that you guys know the truth. President Obama has helped create hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs. Projects in all 50 states. And the way these oil billionaires and their front group completely ignore the truth is breathtaking.
Let's take some crazy examples from their attack ad. They claim the administration gave money to build electric cars in Finland. No, the Department of Energy's funding was specifically for U.S. jobs at U.S. facilities. Sure enough the company is employing 700 workers in California and their planning to build a plant in Delaware.
Okay another ridiculous claim: they said we sent money to China to build traffic lights. That's wrong again. Those traffic lights were built here, in this country, and helped expand our light manufacturing industry in this country.
They said we gave money to a company building solar plants in Mexico. Nope. And again, our money is going to a solar plant here in America with American workers.
These guys are going to say whatever it takes to tear down the President. They will literally say anything. They oppose expanding clean energy. They oppose higher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks.
So we're going to call their BS when we see it. And we need your help to call them on it too and to set the record straight.
So share this, Tweet it, Facebook it. I keep hearing about Tumblr and whatever that is please use that too. And thank you, for all of your help."