Watching Government: Wearing a taxation target

Washington's major league baseball team surprised many people when it became the National League's eastern division champion in 2012 and made it to the post-season playoffs for the first time. It isn't the only group in the nation's capital that feels as if it's wearing a target these days. The US oil and gas industry doesn't want to be singled out for new taxes by some members of the 113th Congress and the Obama administration who are looking for ways to quickly increase federal revenue. "In the last week, the line I've heard repeatedly is 'You're right to be concerned'," Brian Johnson, the American Petroleum Institute's federal relations director, told reporters at a Feb. 11 l...

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