March 1, 2012

Big Oil vs. 'Morning in America'

Brent Budowsky, The Hill

President Obama can boldly reshape American politics and decisively revive the American economy by challenging oil speculators with an aggressive drawdown of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Riyadh to urge a dramatic increase in Saudi oil production, fighting for a temporary surtax on speculative trades rebated to consumers through a temporary cut in the gasoline tax. . .

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