Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Heat or Eat
I was thinking last night about how hard the new Peoples' Energy bills are going to hit those who have to choose daily between eating or heating their homes this winter. Then I read in the Tribune this morning that the oil companies are reaping thier highest profit ever! We should be outraged! We have an executive branch that has deep roots in the oil industry and a Congress that gave $14 billion in subsidies to the oil industry at the same time they cut student aid by $14 billion. With gas prices that have pushed $3 per gallon and little old women shivering in front of their space heaters, how can the oil executives and politicians sleep at night? I just don't get it!