Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
NewsOpinionReaders Respond

GOP hypocrites on gas prices

Petroleum IndustryBarack ObamaNatural ResourcesRepublican PartyEnergy Resources

It's hard not to laugh as we listen to Republicans attacking President Barack Obama over sky-high gas prices. As we all know, the Republican Party has long been in the pocket of the oil and gas industry, allowing them to reap obscene profits during the eight-year reign of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney at the expense of the American consumer.

Where were these Republican hypocrites then, when gas prices reached $5-a-gallon in some states? Perhaps, it's time for President Obama to revisit the windfall profit tax on the oil and gas industry which he shelved in a show of bipartisanship when he took office four years ago. I suspect the mere threat of this would send gas prices tumbling.

D.R. Longway, Towson

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
Petroleum IndustryBarack ObamaNatural ResourcesRepublican PartyEnergy Resources
  • Hold Obama accountable for gas prices
    Hold Obama accountable for gas prices

    I loved the lengthy article on rising gas prices ("Pumping up the price," Feb. 26). Several years ago, when gas was approaching $2 a gallon, the headlines were screaming how middle America was hocking their wedding rings to be able to put gas in their cars, and what was George W. Bush going...

  • Gasoline prices manipulated by speculators, not supply and demand
    Gasoline prices manipulated by speculators, not supply and demand

    A recent article ("Pumping Up the Price" Feb. 26) on gasoline prices should make it clear to readers that the price of gasoline is no longer the result of inefficient fuel use or too much demand. Unfortunately the focus of the article was evidently on the impact of the recent gasoline price...

Comments
Loading