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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 06:39 PM
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US lawmakers target Iran gasoline imports
US lawmakers target Iran gasoline imports

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Spurred on by post-election turmoil in Iran, a key committee in the US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to target the Islamic republic's gasoline imports and its domestic energy sector.

The House Appropriations Committee approved by voice vote a measure prohibiting the US Export-Import Bank from helping companies that export gasoline to Iran or support its production at home.

"While students are murdered in the streets of Tehran, we should not use taxpayer money to bolster the Iranian economy," said Republican Representative Mark Kirk, a leading author of the provision.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 07:00 PM
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1. wonder how much the oil companies paid him to say that?
Just sayin'
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 08:44 PM
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2. Uh... how does that make any sense at all?
Can someone tell me how cutting imports of a necessary substance for the working class of iran will somehow HURT the government of Iran? What? No it won't, it'll hurt hte poeple in the streets
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ProgressiveSuperhawk Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 08:46 PM
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3. dumb thing to do
Winter heating season starts in the U.S. in about 5 months. the Summer driving season is starting about now, with kids getting out of school. This country needs all the fuel we can get. If we don't take the Iranian oil, China will. Do we need more of our jobs and factories going to China?
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