DEMOCRATIC PROMISE #16: Lower Gasoline Prices
Promise: “Democrats have a plan to lower gas prices…join Democrats who are working to lower gas prices now.” – Then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Press Release, April 19, 2006
Broken Promise: “The average price of gasoline hit $3.218 a gallon Monday, up a stunning 11.5 cents the past week and just half a penny shy of the inflation-adjusted record, the government reported. The average is almost certain this week to pass the inflation-adjusted high of $3.223, recorded in May 1981 by the Energy Information Administration.” – “Average Gasoline Price Nears 1981 Average,” USA Today, May 22, 2007. Democrats have been in power for six months, and gas prices have gone up, not down.
And, of course the price just kept on rising until Bush (too late) issued the EO that brought off shore drilling back and broke the speculators bubble. He did that in 8/2008... we then elected Obamie and the price has risen steadily, but really jumped when Obamie stupidly announced the ban on drilling in the Gulf.
Of course if his intent was to destroy the economy it was a smart thing to do.
Your choice. I take the latter.
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