A major crisis is brewing and the administration and press are largely ignoring it. Heating costs are predicted to rise 30-50% this winter over last year. For many of the poor, this will be a catastrophe, one that there are no government plans to tackle [See Does Bush even know about the impending heating crisis this winter? on AmericaBlog.]
But it’s important to remember that these increases will pose serious problems for many in the northern half of the country who are not “poor”, but don’t have extra hundreds of dollars floating around to donate to the oil and natural gas companies. Expect tempers to heat up when the temperature gets cold.
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