Thursday, May 22, 2008

Gas Prices Update

"Does it trouble any of you when you see what you're doing to us?"

This was Dick Durbin's (D-IL) question for oil companies executives dragged to Capitol Hill. CBS suggests that the question might be turned back on Senator Durbin. Chicago has some of the highest gas prices in the nation thanks to the highest taxes in the nation. On a $4 gallon of gas, Chicagoans are paying 79.2 cents in taxes. Yet Senator Durbin insists oil company are stealing from us by keeping a dime or two per gallon. We could also ask Durbin why his party is standing in the way of drilling for more of our own oil and building new refineries. All this doesn't seem to trouble Durbin.

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