Sen. Blunt and other republicans argue that oil companies will simply "pass on" the lost subsidies to consumers who will pay more at the pump. To which I say, so what? It's a strange argument for small government, free market republicans to make. After all, why shouldn't the people who use the product have to pay the full price of that product? Why should the guy driving a dinky little car that makes decent gas mileage have his tax dollars subsidize the guy driving an SUV? Given that we are running a huge deficit, we are really asking future taxpayers to subsidies today's drivers. Is that fair?