01 May '11, 1pm

Are Republicans or Democrats to Blame for High Gas Prices?: The high gas price blame game show is on.... again.

May 1, 2011 at 9:16AM by Jim DiPeso | comment Another dreary episode of high gasoline prices and concomitant political posturing is upon us. Watching the spectacle is like eating stale leftovers from a bad restaurant — complete with warmed over sound bites, gotcha lines that have gone flat, and congealed thinking, like globs of cold fat in that half a chicken-fried steak that you shouldn't have brought home. Democrats have dusted off their usual retinue of populist slogans about price gouging, greedy speculators, and the need for a grand jury to plaster the bastards with subpoenas. Republicans are worse, unable to bring themselves to admit that a mature industry with a lucrative business plan based on technological lock-in could do without tax breaks going on nearly a century old. Nor do they have any ideas except party hearty on fossil fuels — drilling and depleting Ameri...

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