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Where Are Lower Gas Prices, Ms Pelosi?

From an April 2008 interview with Larry King via YouTube, and an April 24, 2006 press release issued by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, CA 8th District:

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

Monday, April 24, 2006

Contact: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616

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.”

This statement was issued more than two years ago. The Democrats have had complete control of Congress since January 2007.

Ms. Pelosi has been the Speaker of the House and the second most power elected official in the land since then.


So where are the lower gas prices, Ms. Pelosi? (And your attempt to raise prices by raising the taxes on gasoline doesn’t count.)

Since the Democrats took control of Congress gas prices have gone through the roof.

Why is that?

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