House Republicans Take Brave Stand
Defying the Democratic Leadership, House Republicans have responded to the recent $20/bbl fall in oil prices by staging a protest on the empty House floor. Led by John Boehner, and supported by the numerous, partisan Republican outfits, they demand action!
It isn't clear what the Republicans hope to accomplish with this unusual tactic. Maybe they just want oil back up to $144/bbl or maybe they have even higher hopes than that.
One thing's for certain,. The Republicans believe, which is another way of saying "they know," that any government action is bound to be bad for consumers.