Nancy Pelosi’s Promise To Lower Gas Prices Has Been Broken

And why should that be a surprise? Many of us knew that neither she nor any other Democrat in Congress had any intention of bringing gas prices down. Pelosi made that promise for one reason and one reason alone: to get elected.

The truth is, she and other Dems want to keep gas prices high. They actually believe that higher gas prices work in their favor. As long as prices are high and show no sign of coming down anytime soon, they can throw all the blame they want on President Bush.

But the real culprits for sky-rocketing energy costs are in the halls of Congress and most of them carry a “D” after their name. In fact, the Dems have done nothing to bring gas prices down and are instead working to make prices go up.

But what is really interesting is a statement that Nancy Pelosi made on April 24, 2006. Here is what she said:

“Democrats have a common-sense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging, rolling back the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, tax breaks and royalty relief given to big oil and gas companies, and increasing production of alternative fuels.”

And here is what she and the Democrats delivered. From a column in the Huntington, West Virginia Herald-Dispatch:

Well, over a year after taking the Senate and the House on Jan. 4, 2007, and promising to lower oil prices, the Democrats have presided over the highest oil price increase in history. Last week, gasoline prices averaged $3.94 per gallon, $1.03 higher than when now-Speaker Pelosi made her politically motivated promise.

Right now, only the Republicans are proposing anything to give some relief to consumers at the pump:

At a recent news conference, President Bush called upon Congress to increase domestic oil production in response to soaring gasoline prices by approving legislation allowing oil and gas drilling in ANWR.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation, along with the bill’s co-sponsor, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, that would automatically open ANWR if the price of oil tops $125 a barrel for five days.

“Americans are tired of hearing about why the cost of energy is so high. What they want to know is what we in Congress are doing to drive down prices,” Murkowski said.

At Pelosi’s news conference in April 2006, she stated, “All you have to do is drive down the street in your car, see the price at the pump, and you know that Americans can no longer afford George W. Bush as president and his rubber-stamp Republican Congress.”

At least then people could afford to drive down the street.

Libs are out there yelling for “change.” Well, they got “change” when the Dems took over Congress and we are in a bigger mess than we were before.

I don’t want change, I want improvement. Right now, our best chance at getting improvement is to put the Republicans back in power.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Democrats Didn’t Deliver On Promise To Cut Gas Prices
Mark Caserta
The Herald-Dispatch
June 1, 2008

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