Saturday, April 23, 2011

Democrats are finally starting to go a bit on the Offensive–to protect Americans from bad elections and too high prices at the pump

According to Think Progressive, “Democrats are suing the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to ” force the disclosure of tens of millions of dollars in secret donations.” The move is seen as a direct response to heavy secret campaign spending during the last election season by private companies and nonprofits.”

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/22/thinkfast-april-22-2011/

More on this story can be found at this NY Times link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/us/politics/22campaign.html

Likewise, President Obama is looking into litigation with Oil Giants:

“As gas prices continue to climb, President Obama announced yesterday that he has ordered the Justice Department to look into manipulation of oil prices through speculation. A new DoJ team will “root out any cases of fraud or manipulation in the oil markets that might affect gas prices,” Obama said at a town hall in Reno, NV. Oil giant BP spent $2 million on federal lobbying efforts during the first three months of this year,” a 25 percent increase over the same period just a year ago. Transocean, which owned the doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig, spent $110,000 this year.”

Read more on this step at:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/obama-asks-doj-to-look-at-gas-price-gouging-20110421

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