WATCH: The Big Oil Stickup (Cartoon)

Oil companies rob Americans at the pump and in the tax code.


Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. In this week’s animation, Big Oil preys on the American consumer at the pump and in the tax code. Yet even as gas prices remain above $4 per gallon and the deficit balloons, Senate Republicans are working to defeat a plan that would eliminate $4.4 billion in tax breaks for the oil industry. That’s Saunders and Barry Schiffman performing the voiceovers. Sounds effects are from freesound.org. —The Editors

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