It's always about the money, how to squeeze more out of the citizen. Oil prices are down, fuel costs are coming down, drivers are finally starting to get a break, and along comes the government (Obama) trying to make more money off the people! What happens if the prices go back up does the new tax go away. The government already taxes oil at the pumps about 30% on the dollar, and passes that on to the drivers. Little known fact contrary to popular belief the oil companies only charge 4% to the public. But everyone thinks they're making a killing. It's the government making the killing.