Congress Blowing Hot Air at Energy Crunch

I see Chuck Schumer wants to investigate the oil companies for price gouging. Why doesn't he ask his fellow politicians to do the same about tax gouging?

After all, oil companies' profit works out to nine cents a gallon. Taxes total more like 40 cents a gallon.

But you don't hear Schumer whining about the taxes. After all, that's an easy source of revenue for a monotonous list of social programs whose failures are legendary. Better to keep funding them through taxes that are killing us, than demanding accountability due all of us.

Senator, if you want to bring gas prices down, start offering solutions and stop playing games.

Start opening areas for more oil exploration here, so we don't rely on oil from over there.

Start ending the environmental catchpenny of blended fuel mandates, that's done squat to clean our air but done tons to sully our wallets.

Start removing the restrictions that prevent companies like Wal-Mart from selling more gasoline here.

And start demanding the same accountability of our tax dollars that you do oil giants' dollars.

You do motorists no good, Senator Schumer, when you motor past the facts and only stop for an open microphone.

No one's a saint in this process, Senator, least of all... you.

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