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Congress should consider cutting multibillion-dollar subsidies to oil companies amid rising concern over skyrocketing gas prices, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Monday.

"It's certainly something we should be looking at," Boehner said in an ABC News interview. "We're in a time when the federal government's short on revenues. They ought to be paying their fair share."

"Everybody wants to go after the oil companies and frankly, they've got some part of this to blame," he said.

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Yes. I never thought I'd hear this from John Boehner. About the oil, anyway. The sniping at Obama is pretty par for the course. Maybe now Pennsylvania will stop subsidizing its natural gas (even though it has a monopoly on the eastern seaboard) and put some money back into education?

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