Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1: No foolin': Congress should say no to oil subsidies

Too bad it isn't some sort of April Fool's prank that oil barons testified in front of Congress today that the current energy crisis isn't their fault. No, and neither is the fact that they're lining their pockets with profits at the expense of most of their fellow Americans.

Members of Congress have suggested pulling the oil companies' $18 billion subsidy over the next 10 years. Do it. DO IT.

Somebody's got to do something, because the current president and vice president of the United States, both buddies with the oil barons, certainly won't. Americans can't wait until the next president takes over. They need relief now, as the truckers who protested today over the cost of diesel fuel showed.

So it's up to Congress to grow a spine - and make the oil barons pay for their greed.

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