Thursday, December 30, 2010

Purchased any gasoline lately????

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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  1. Still waiting on loan approval. I only need a few gallons to get me through to next year. Sigh.

    Happy New Year.

  2. Uh, one mention by Speaker Pelosi that is #16 on a list of promises is hardly "running on it", and you still fail to account for the results of the 2008 election which in your eyes presumably "rewarded" the Democrats when they didn't keep promise #16.

    Would it break your heart to learn that I'm underwhelmed?

    I expected it to be the lead of a story about the elections in 2006, how the President didn't care about the effect of rising gas prices on the American people....

    Oh, that's right, there was a Republican plan to deal with rising gas prices after the 2006 election, this is from 2008, from msnbc(dot)com:

    SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah told President Bush he was worried about the impact of high oil prices on the world economy, the White House said Wednesday. After their talks, Bush was hopeful that OPEC would authorize an increase in oil production.

    The White House did not say there was any commitment from the king about increasing oil output. The kingdom holds the world's largest oil supplies and is a major voice in decisions by OPEC.

    Worries about the economy and high oil prices have shot to the front of the U.S. presidential campaign. The White House seemed eager to portray Bush as dealing with the politically potent issue as he came under blistering criticism from the campaign trail.

  3. Truth is hurtful, eh Harry aka DA??