It's always amusing when West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller makes a comment about rising gas prices.
Where'd his family fortune come from?
His great-grandfather running a gas monopoly.
Enjoy the quote.
“I’ve already proposed several ideas, such as opening the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and preventing Wall Street insiders from trying to make an easy profit which can impact the price that struggling families pay for gas. And it’s important that we make sure oil companies are not trying to reap profits while West Virginians are paying more for gas. This is an issue we should all be able to rally around as even slight increase have harsh impacts on individuals where every penny counts.”
Speculators are just following your family tradition, Rockefeller. Trying to make a buck on something people need.