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Extra dollars spent at the fuel pump
By Robert Reich

NOTHING DRIVES voter sentiment like the price of gas — already up nearly 30 cents from the start of the year and hitting $4 in many places. The last time gas topped $4 was 2008.


And nothing energizes Republicans like rising energy prices. House Speaker John Boehner is telling Republicans to take advantage of voters’ looming anger over rising prices at the pump. House Republicans have passed a bill to expand offshore drilling and pressure the White House into issuing a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The tumult has already prompted the Interior Department to announce expanded oil exploration in the Arctic.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:04 AM
 

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