Not long before Montana’s Millionaire Congressman Dennis Rehberg voted against ending giveaways to Big Oil CEOs, he tried to revive old debates on 'welfare reform'.
Here’s a quick recap of where Congressman Rehberg draws the line on 'welfare':
WELFARE: Congressman Rehberg thinks job-creating Pell Grants are ‘welfare’ and wants to gut them. He's already tried to deny Montana $15 million (with an 'm') in Pell Grants.
NOT WELFARE: Congressman Rehberg thinks billions in unnecessary subsidies for Big Oil CEOs are NOT 'welfare', and wants to keep them in place. Ending the subsidies would have saved $20 billion (with a 'b').
Why does Congressman Rehberg hold Big Oil CEOs to a different standard than Montana students? Because his ‘longtime friends’ in Big Oil have given him nearly $300,000 over the course of his long career in Washington DC.