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GOP hypocrites on gas prices

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

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