As gasoline prices hit and in some area pass $4.00 a gallon, what happened to the outrage from Congress we saw in the past? “Someone is making a killing,” said John Kerry, Democrat Senator from Massachusetts. “The American public is angry. They have a sense they are being held hostage to you, the oil companies. […]
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