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Senate Responds to Energy Concerns by Raising Prices

The anti-energy bill passed the Senate 86-8 last night following removal of the two titles David describes so well below.  The eight good people to vote against were Sens Barrasso (R-WY), Coburn (R-OK), DeMint (R-SC), Enzi (R-WY), Hatch (R-UT), Inhofe (R-OK), Kyl (R-AZ), and Stabenow (D-MI).  The President has said he will sign this terrible deal.

The bill will restrict Americans’ choices when it comes to the sort of cars they can buy as well as making them more expensive (although there’s a good chance technological advances that would have happened anyway might save Americans from this) and raise fuel, food, and drink prices as a result of an extension of the reprehensible ethanol scam.

Recent polls have shown that Americans are concerned about rising energy prices.  It seems odd, then, that Congress’s response serves only to add to this concern.

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