The only democrat representing Iowa in the U-S House predicts OPEC nations will decide to increase oil production when they meet next week. Congressman Leonard Boswell says there are signs oil prices are already coming down.Boswell says the U-S needs to learn a lesson from the current gas price crunch. He thinks the administration & Congress should have done more to prevent the situation, which this week gave Iowa its highest ever prices at the pump of a dollar-50 a gallon.Boswell says more investing in renewable resources, like corn-based ethanol, should be at the forefront of ending U-S dependence on foreign oil. OPEC nations will meet on Monday to discuss production levels.As the deadline to return U-S Census forms draws closer, there’s renewed grumbling from people who don’t like the nature of some questions being asked on the long-form versions. Congressman Boswell says no other agencies see the answers and people need to just do their part.Some people complain the questions are too personal — especially when it comes to specifics about income. Boswell says the Census Bureau only has the best interests of the people in mind with the questions.
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