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Are Present Gasoline Price Hikes utilized to Finance our Iran Foreign Policy?

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It is very ironic that our present inflated gasoline prices have not been addressed by our elected politicians in Washington  D. C.  In addition, the Congress will be adjourning again for a Spring Break soon and will not be available to address this issue that is raking the pocketbooks of our American Citizens. 
 In the GOP controlled House of Representatives there have been no public hearings relating to this gasoline issue. The same holds true in regard to the Democratic Controlled U. S. Senate. What this tells me is that there is no differences between the two major parties in this Nation.
In order to achieve a fair and "open" public hearing, these hearings should also include consumer activist groups, Ralph Nader of Pubic Citizen Organization, gasoline sales distributors, oil refinery managers or supervisors etc--but not any of the oil executives in this Nation who know how to spin their way out of their untruths. In essence subpoena the office managers, refinery supervisors, accountants, who will not lie or spin the Congress or the Public. The American People deserves answers and not spins that the "big shots" in the Oil Industry now use.
The focus of this hearing should be addressed in regard to gasoline prices, however, these hearings should also address the issue in regard to the present sanctions that are now being carried out against this nation.  This probe should be conducted to determine if these Iran Sanctions are related to the present hike in gasoline prices here at home today, do to the fact that Iran imports huge quantities of "refined" gasoline from other Nations.  In essence has the world oil markets (Wall Street) have contrived to increase the cost of gasoline to hurt Iran but at the same time is it also being subsidized by world consumers to pay for this global foreign policy against Iran.  It is also a fact that our American gasoline consumers realize that there is no oil or gasoline consumption going on in this Nation, because our gasoline consumption has been down do to inflation and the present income gap between the rich and poor--and therefore our oil supplies are now up today and that the higher gasoline prices that we are confronting now are unjustified and should therefore be investigated. The longer this Iran standoff continues to exist, there will be more profits that will be inherited by the oil firms.    
 I therefore invite your attention to the very informative "Year 2009" web link below that relates to the "refined" gasoline imports that are provided to Iran.  Please keep in perspective that the reason gasoline is imported to Iran is that they do not have the refineries to refine their own gasoline because they are using most of their resources recently to develop nuclear weapons.     


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