Saturday, May 03, 2008

MUST READ: You Want Lower Gas Prices?

If Congressional Republicans allow Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats to skirt responsibility for rising gas prices, they will once again earn the time-honored mantle of “The Stupid Party.” Two years ago this week, Nancy Pelosi – as part of a concerted campaign of opportunistic mendacity – said she and her party had a “commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices.” Their "plan" conveniently came to fruition after Democrats voted against a comprehensive energy plan that would increase fuel production and open up untapped oil reserves.

Democrats won control of Congress partly because of such promises. The day she took over as speaker, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.33. Today, it’s $3.60. This $1.27 “Pelosi Premium” is the single most pernicious factor behind the struggling economy in general and middle class anxiety. Recent polls demonstrate rising gas prices are the most important economic issue facing Americans today. And here’s the thing: it’s all their fault.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a barrel of oil was $33 when Bush came into office.

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what it was 10 bucks a barrel when I was a kid and a loaf of bread was 15 cents.

Time marches on and so does inflation.

This ain't our grandpa's world no more.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats right, we have no right to complain about the high cost of oil. Time marches on and $5 gallon gas is just another indicator of how time flies.

Great logic.

6:53 AM  

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