We’re at an average of $2.79 a gallon on gasoline, oil prices are $85, and I’m waiting outside of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. You see, I’m sure she’s going to have something to say about this issue, because in April of 2006, she said this:
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.”
P.S. : Hurry if you want to read the entire page, though, because as gas prices climb, Democrat web pages will start to disappear around here. I found a video on it as well, but it has already gone *poof* into the nevernever world of ghosts.