Sen. Sanders once more attacked ExxonMobil in his January 2 letter, which defends government subsidies for wind power. He incorrectly accused ExxonMobil of paying no taxes in 2009 and expressed outrage over the company’s profitability.
Kenneth Cohen, ExxonMobil V.P. of Public and Government Affairs, set the record straight. Again.
That is not true, as we and the PolitiFact truth-checking website have told Sen. Sanders repeatedly. He also incorrectly repeats the claim that billions in subsidies are going to the fossil fuel industry, when he's really talking about tax provisions available to all industries to support job creation and economic activity. The fact is that Exxon Mobil is one of the largest taxpayers in the country.
Not that facts matter to socialists envious of enterprises that make money, Sen Sanders ought to be grateful for the green the government collects from ExxonMobil.
Were it not for the companies that provide energy consistently and continually, Sen. Sanders would be burning Vermont maples in his furnace and stuffing windmills down his gas tank.