Gas Prices: A plot to win votes

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gas.jpgHave you wondered why all of the sudden gas prices have become so low? With the November elections around the corner, could the government and/or the oil industry have a hand in the recent drop in gasoline? We all know that this country is heavily influenced by big business contributions and one can not certainly think that this money is just given away for free, both sides expect something in return. The saying “I’ll scratch your back if you’ll scratch mine” is a rather appropriate analogy of what is happening in congress.

Here are the facts:

1. Big Oil gave the GOP 81 percent of its $63 million in campaign contributions since Bush took office.

2. Republicans are giving Big Oil a $5 billion helping of tax breaks.

3. Last November the Republican-led Senate Commerce Committee, headed by Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, gave oil companies a post-Katrina break to keep their exorbitant profits.

According to a USA Today/Gallup poll last week found that 42 percent of the roughly 1,000 adults surveyed across the United States believed President George W. Bush’s Administration had “deliberately manipulated the price of gasoline so that it would decrease before this falls elections.” Is it farfetched to think that happy people will vote to keep the current administration in because they will assume that this administration is behind the recent drop in gasoline prices. What do you think? What will happen the day after elections? Will gasoline price rise? I think so!

Source: Campaign contributions The Nation

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