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Letter: Energy giants, powerful in government are again trying to stick it to the taxpayers

President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Congress are in a big hurry to giveaway $1 billion in energy aid to the Ukraine. Why?

As far as I know, Russia has not cut off the natural gas pipeline to the Ukraine. Even if they did, they have nuclear power facilities for electric power. Why the big rush to blow more American tax dollars overseas?

During our winter months, we have thousands of Americans who can’t afford heating oil and propane to heat their homes, but it’s OK for our government to provide domestic energy to foreign countries at taxpayer expense.

Who would wind up with this billion dollars in energy aid? Answer: American oil and gas companies. The American energy giants could just slip over there and offer them their services in exchange for high prices and leave American tax dollars out it.

Again, the kings and queens of our federal government show no compassion for its own citizens and American taxpayers.

Randy Fricke

New Castle

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