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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

WE'RE DOING THIS AGAIN?

AGAIN WITH THE OIL EXECS

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Our lawmakers are at it again, parading oil executives before Congress... again.

More hearings! Yes. Look for gas prices to plummet, because a Senate Committee is "asking questions" again.

We've seen this movie before. The Senators, sensing a political opportunity to score points with voters, are trying to capitalize on the outrage over rising gas prices. They're again calling Big Oil before them to answer for record oil prices and record profits. Great.

They pulled this stunt in 2005. Ran all the Big Oil guys out there. Held their feet to the fire. Asked them tough questions. Shook their heads in disgust.

Now Senators are at it again. Wisconsin Senator, Herb Kohl actually said this to the oil execs yesterday, "It doesn't seem fair guys. It just doesn't seem fair."

Not fair. Not fair? So what? What's that comment supposed to accomplish?

Here... here's an idea. Let's start of list of things that aren't fair and then bring all those people before Congress too. Not fair?

Remember how this worked out the last time? The only thing that has changed since the last time Senators grandstanded for votes is the price of gas. It was less than $2.50 per gallon in November of 2005. You can gas up today in Milwaukee for $4.20.

Good work. You showed 'em. Thanks Congress.

emails: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

 

 

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