Politics as usual

Those desiring a new era in Washington where solutions super-ceded politics are either disappointed or shaking their heads; I told you so.  As fuel prices continue to hover near $4.00, Republicans want to increase production and Democrats want to tax oil companies.  Unfortunately, neither position results in any short-term benefit to the American consumer.  The only real contention is who will receive the political benefit (i.e. votes) from any action.  It seems that it has only been the common American citizen who saw this day coming.  Ample opportunity has been available to develop an energy policy for this nation.  The support of the American people has been there.  Politics has been the only obstacle, which should serve as a reminder to each of us that politics thrives on contention not solution.  Until we the people remedy the problem, we will continue to pay the price.

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