Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pelosi: ‘With Skyrocketing Gas Prices, Americans Can No Longer Afford Rubber Stamp Congress’

Monday, April 24, 2006

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Bush’s, Speaker Hastert’s, and the Republican Congress’ empty rhetoric on gas prices. Key facts on the Majority's failure to address gas prices follows Pelosi’s statement.

With skyrocketing gas prices, it is clear that the American people can no longer afford the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress and its failure to stand up to Republican big oil and gas company cronies. Americans this week are paying $2.91 a gallon on average for regular gasoline – 33 cents higher than last month, and double the price than when President Bush first came to office.

“With record gas prices, record CEO pay packages, and record oil company profits, Speaker Hastert and the Majority Congress continue to give the American people empty rhetoric rather than join Democrats who are working to lower gas prices now.

“Democrats have a commonsense 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.”

So what happened to the Democrats "commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices"? The price of gas has nearly doubled since they took over Congress in 2006.

How come we never hear the main stream press ever asking Pelosi or any of the other Democrats about their plan?

With the election coming up you'd think the Republicans would be bringing this up every change they get. Anyone who bought the Dems line in 2006 can contact me I have some oceanfront property in Arizona I'll sell you.

If Obama gets in and gets his windfall profits tax passed it'll get even worse, and Mccain with his "Cap and Trade" plan isn't any better.

Congress and the tree huggers are the one's preventing us from using our own natural resources, no offshore drilling, no drilling in ANWAR, no nuclear power plants, no hyrdoelectric dams, no drilling in the West, no new refineries, all being stopped by Congress. No wonder gas is over $4.00 a gallon.

Looks like we're screwed no matter who gets in.

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