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Published: Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
Gas prices

Let big oil pay for our roads

Regarding the article, “Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase”: How in the world can Congress even consider raising the federal gas tax rate by over 60 percent to 30.4 percent when big oil receives over $7 billion in subsidies? Gas was $1.84 per gallon the month President Obama took office. As of Wednesday, the national average was $3.67. The rich get richer and the poor take another hit as 1st Timothy 6:10 reminds us. “The love of money is the root of all evil.”
Stephen M. Long
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