Skip to comments.Citgo suspends fuel-assistance program
Posted on 01/05/2009 10:27:10 AM PST by raccoonradio
Citgo has suspended its fuel-assistance program for low-income homeowners, putting added financial pressure on Joe Kennedys Citizens Energy Corp.
Citgo, owned by the Venezuelan government, is pulling out of the program that provided home-heating oil to thousands of Northeast customers, via contributions to Kennedys nonprofit Citizens Energy.
Kennedy has been criticized for accepting money from Citgo at the behest of controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, whose notorious anti-American rants have upset many Americans.
Kennedy has defended Citgos donations, saying the goal of fuel-assistance program is to help the needy.
Kennedy is holding a press conference this afternoon.
Christy Mihos of Christy's markets took away his affiliation with Citgo after the Chavez remarks.
Is Kennedy going to apply for welfare and food stamps now that his big time salary is gone?
Yeah— I don’t know how much he makes but it ain’t chicken feed. For a “non-profit” (!?! or is it?)
Sluggo isn’t out making a lot of statements about pulling out.
Any bum in this country who took oil from this fund should be stripped of his/her citizenship and deported to Caracas. If you’re going to be a bum in America, at least be a pro-American bum!
“Heating oil from our friends in Venezuela”
Didn’t the price crash also help low income folks?
So do the people who donated to this charity get a refund?
Never mind. Stupid people donating to a charity run by a Kennedy and backed by Chavez deserve to get screwed over.
Trust a commie... that’s the ticket.
According to the user comments, Citgo is also using “Falcon” as a gas name.
Beware of Falcon gas as well as Citgo (or Sh*tgo as my highschool buddies called it)
News story about the guy who took out a billboard saying Don’t Buy Gas From This Ass
The Kennedys own not one, but TWO oil companies. Kenoil and Mokeen Oil. They are in a tax shelter called the Arctic Royalty Limited Partnership. They can be reached at Oilproperties@jpkoffice.com
In Boston the Citgo sign just beyond left field at Fenway has become a tradition. Some asked it be turned off or taken down after the Chavez comments.
(When home runs headed for the Citgo sign, the word was
interpreted as C (see)-it-go )
Well, if Joe Kennedy is going to be out of a job, maybe he can get somebody to appoint him to the Senate...
Complain to Boston University. They collect the rent from the Citgo sign.
“Any bum in this country who took oil from this fund should be stripped of his/her citizenship and deported to Caracas. If youre going to be a bum in America, at least be a pro-American bum!”
I can understand where you are coming from, but if you coice is to take oil for a “Kennedy” or let your family freeze to death, I think they will take the deal.
Maybe Joe Kennedy should buy windmills for all those freezing old people.
“I dont know how much he makes but it aint chicken feed”
I read once that it was in the $300k range. Anyone can feel free to correct me if I am wrong. Not a bad gig if you can get it. But my last name is not Kennedy.
Holy Cr#p !!!
Isn’t that alot more than people have gotten to run United Way, American Red Cross, etc. ?
I’m not sure but I think his Pedophile brother Mike was taking in more than 600 large before he kissed the tree.
With the price of oil, Hugo had to make a choice between charity and Russian weapons.
I have nothing but contempt for anyone who would choose to sell out his own country to feed their family. The people who took oil from Chavez deserve to be publicly named, humiliated, and deported.
There were many people of lesser means who did not take oil from Chavez.