The opponents of fracking, Keystone Pipeline hurt poor

Gas prices dropped to $1.55 a gallon Monday in parts of Colorado Springs, continuing a muchneeded and long-overdue break for average consumers. None benefit more than the working poor. Spending less than half as much on fuel as a year ago, they have more money for food, shelter, clothing and entertainment. It’s not the result of price controls, which proved in the 1970s to cause production shutdowns, gas lines and rationing. It’s not because President Barack Obama, the Democrats or Republicans waved a magic wand in an act of benevolence.

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