Apparently, “Nanny” Pelosi made a promise to reduce gas prices:
In a press release dated April 24, 2006, Pelosi said, â€œDemocrats 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.â€
I think it’s time that someone pointed out that the price of gasoline has spiked $1.18 since Democrats took over in January and stands at $3.51.
Indeed someone has. House Republicans.
House Republican leaders on Tuesday challenged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to release a plan to lower gas prices that they say Democrats touted when they were in the minority.
â€œTwo years ago this week, you stated that House Democrats had a â€˜commonsense planâ€™ to â€˜lower gas prices,â€™ â€ the letter said. â€œIn light of the skyrocketing gasoline prices affecting working families and every sector of our struggling economy, we are writing today to respectfully request that you reveal this â€˜commonsense planâ€™ so we can begin work on responsible solutions to help ease this strain.â€
Pelosiâ€™s office did not respond immediately for comment, what a surprise.
McCain has called for a suspension of the gas tax to help consumers get through the summer months.
Ah, the differences between before elected, and after.