Yes, we need subsidies to Big Oil, we can always cut money from Medicare and Social Security. Heaven knows Exxon/Mobil needs the money more than old people, or at least they give bigger campaign contributions than old people.
Darrell Issa is among those Republican's asking if we are better off too. Issa was already the richest member of the House in 2008, when his net worth was between $164,650,039 and $337,400,002. By 2010, his net worth increased to a mind boggling $195,400,035 to $700,850,000.