By , Mount Vernon News
May 12, 2011, 10:10 am

MOUNT VERNON — "Why doesn't the government do something?" is a question often heard from people paying high gasoline prices at the pump while at the same time reading about oil companies reaping record profits.

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2 Responses to “Sen. Brown hopeful bills will blunt price spikes”

  1. Anonymous

    More democrat taxes.GE,Obama’S pal ,paid NO taxes. Exxon paid at about a 50% rate. Obama want it all(yes)? Our balance of payments deficit hit a record because of our foriegn oil purchases while the democrats won’t let us drill and BUY our own oil.u00a0u00a0They assure Brazil we’ll buy their oil. Then there’s ethanol–beyond stupid. Brown needs to defeated,bad.

  2. Anonymous

    Senator Brown is a typical Liberal Politician.n1.u00a0Obama, Congress have absolutely NO influence with OPEC.n2. Taking away a mereu00a0$4 billion in tax subsidies will onlyu00a0u00a0cause increase in pump prices of fuel. The oil companies will get that $4 billion one way or the other.n3.High oil prices major contributing factor is the weak U. S. dollar. Takes more U. S. money to buy comodities on the world market. Whether they be Fuel, food, automobiles, etc..n4. Only thing Senator Brown is doing for the U. S. dollar is to continue to spend recklessly driving the U. S. deficeit larger, making the dollar weaker. n5. Sharrod Brown, the MOST Liberal Senator in Congress. Lapdog to the Obama, Pelosi, Reid destruction of our country.