|00:00:00||ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN SUBSTITUTE THE MONEY THAT STAYS WITHIN THAT SECTOR.|
|00:00:07||OK. THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO CUT BACK ON THE PENSION PLANS OF FEDERAL RETIREES IN ORDER TO PAY FOR A TRANSPORTATION BILL WHEN WE SHOULD BE KEEPING THE FUNDING STREAM WITHIN THIS ENERGY SECTOR BECAUSE THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TIRES ON THE ROAD, IN ORDER TO USE THIS PETROLEUM, AND THE OIL INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW IS HAVING IT BOTH WAYS.|
|00:00:30||THEY'RE GETTING TAX BREAKS FROM THE TAXPAYERS AT THE SAME TIME THEY'RE TAKING THE OTHER POCKET OF EVERY AMERICAN AS CONSUMERS AND TAKING MONEY OUT OF THEIR POCKET AS WELL.|
|00:00:41||THAT'S REALLY AT THE HEART OF WHAT THIS DEBATE IS ALL ABOUT.|
|00:00:44||I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.|
Mr. MARKEY. I yield myself an additional 30 seconds.
That is the only way that we can substitute the money that stays within that sector.
These guys are going to cut back on the pension plans of Federal retirees in order to pay for a transportation bill when we should be keeping the funding stream within this energy sector because that's why we have cars on the road, in order to use this petroleum.
The oil industry right now is having it both ways. They're getting tax breaks from the taxpayers at the same time that they're taking the other pocket of every American as consumers, and they're taking money out of that pocket as well. That's really at the heart of what this debate is all about.
I reserve the balance of my time.