Rep. Ed Markey doesn’t understand free markets at all.
Markey writes in The Hill:
It might surprise Americans to learn that in 2011, our nation’s No. 1 export was our fuel.
That’s right. For the first time in 62 years, since Harry Truman was president, the United States was a net exporter of oil products. An estimated $88 billion worth of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum products was sent to overseas markets last year.
Meanwhile, the price of gasoline is up 37 cents per gallon compared to a year ago, according to AAA. Consumers are now being tipped upside down at the pump all year long, not just during the summer driving months…