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April 23, 2008

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House Republicans Challenge Pelosi On Gas High Prices

House GOP challenges Pelosi For Gas Price Plan

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.

“Two years ago this week, you stated that House Democrats had a ‘commonsense plan’ to ‘lower gas prices,’ ” the letter said. “In 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 ‘commonsense plan’ so we can begin work on responsible solutions to help ease this strain.”

The letter is signed by Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (R-Fla.), Policy Chairman Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) as well as other members of leadership: Reps. Kay Granger (R-Texas), John Carter (R-Texas), Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

In a press release dated April 24, 2006, Pelosi said, “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.” The letter cited policies put in place during the GOP control of Congress that the Speaker claimed had raised prices on American consumers to benefit oil companies.

The House GOP leaders’ letter points out that the price of gasoline has spiked $1.18 since Democrats took over in January and stands at $3.51.

“Once a nightmare scenario, $4 gasoline is now a very real possibility of becoming a summer staple,” the letter stated. “In some cities, including San Francisco and Chicago, it is already a startling reality.”

Pelosi’s office did not respond immediately for comment.
The political drumbeat against high gas prices in the House coincidences with that of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has made the issue a key campaign talking point.

McCain has called for a suspension of the gas tax to help consumers get through the summer months.

The McCain campaign and congressional Republicans have met repeatedly in recent weeks in an effort to coordinate their messages.

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Ya know, Pelosi and Co were elected on the premise that she was going to Lower Gas Prices, Impeach President Bush, and snatch Victory out of the mouths of our Troops in Iraq. NONE of this has been accomplished. What has Congress done since they have taken over the Majority in both houses?

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Blogger Uncle Pavian said...

Y'know, Marie, we can complain about the Democrats all we want, but most of the money we're shelling out for $4.00/gal gas is going straight to the likes of Hugo Chavez and our pals, the Saudis.
You want to talk about obscene profits, check out those guys.

April 23, 2008 6:59 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Pelosi did promise to do something about it, Marie. Just goes to show you what her word means to her. It's going to be interesting to see what her response will be. I absolutely detest that woman!

April 23, 2008 8:37 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Uncle P,

I realize those guy's are profiting off the scales, but still, that is what Nancy Pelosi promised is it not?



I want to know exactly what Congress HAS done? lol

Absolutely NOTHING I can see, oh wait they passed the Minimum wage.

And bitched and moaned about Iraq.

April 23, 2008 9:50 AM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

her impeaching Bush..what a joke Marie!!

April 23, 2008 1:34 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


Well that's what they said! That's what got them elected and why the Dihimmis (As you call them LOL) are very bitter that has not come to pass lol

April 23, 2008 3:14 PM  
Blogger Daniel Ruwe said...

I hope Congress can do something about gas. McCain recommended suspending all federal gas taxes, which I think is a great idea.

April 23, 2008 7:27 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

How dare anyone suggest the current Congress doesn't do anything! Why, just today, they voted unaminously to name a post office in Glouchester, VA after the late Republican Congresswoman, Jo Ann Davis!

(temporary suspension of sarcasm here: A well deserved honor)

April 23, 2008 8:47 PM  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

It isn't a bad thing that Congress doesn't get anything done. The worst that can happen is we continue doing what we've been doing. It's a cinch that if a Democrat Congress does anything it will only cost us more money and I don't see how that could be a good thing.

April 23, 2008 10:34 PM  
Blogger Rivka said...

Excellent post. I didn't know they challenged her, what a great move by the GOP. They SHOULD put the ball in her court. This is great. Keep us updated on what her answer will be.

April 24, 2008 6:28 AM  
Blogger Rivka said...

Right, but the problem isn't where the money is going, it is "WHAT DO WO DO TO STOP THE RISE".. We can't stop the effect (giving more money to Chavez) unless we halt the cause. SO, we have to find out what is causing it.

Do some research as to WHY the gas prices are so high and you will find your footsteps heading to the liberals and their idiotic environmental policies.

So yes we can blame the Democrats for the high price of gas. It is their idiology that has caused it so they need to fix it.

April 24, 2008 6:33 AM  
Blogger DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

John McCain remember him,(Mr. Bad Guy) has been calling for a temporarily halt of the gas tax for months now. At least through the summer months.
But God for Bid we should think that he did or said anything good. All we hear about is his temper and about how “non” conservative he is.

April 24, 2008 6:39 AM  
Blogger Uncle Pavian said...

Rivka, you'll get no argument from me on that point. As for whether Congress should "do something" about high gas prices, recall the time Congress decided that Americans were paying too much for cable TV and decided to "do something" about that.
Nope, every time Congress "does something" about a problem, their solution is some form of "take your money and run your life."
As Les Nessman once suggested, "I say we bomb both of those places and then say it was a typographical error."

April 24, 2008 7:59 AM  
Blogger J_G said...

Congress can do something to start the reduction of oil prices. They can pass legislation so that we are able to drill for more oil in Alaska where there are huge reserves.They can reduce the amount of taxes we pay at the pump. They can plant seed money for the production of synthetic oil made from coal oil. They can pass legislation that makes it much easier to build refineries so we produce more gasoline from the oil we drill in Alaska and make gasoline and jet fuel from the synthetic coal oil. Those are the kind of things congress can do to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and reduce the prices for us. Who cares about how much the rest of world pays. We are America after all, what the heck is the hold up?

April 24, 2008 11:40 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...


If we are looking for help from the Dems in Congress I dont think we should hold our breath lol

McCains plan sounds like it might help a little bit, heck anything is better than nothing at this point.

Mark LOL



I havent looked at it that way lol, you are right the less they do the better.



I will keep you posted on this mess. I wish they would challenge the Dems in Congress on ALL the promises they havent kept!



That is pretty much the only plan I have heard that will do any good at all.

Ya know, since the Dems have been elected, consumer confidence is down, gas prices are through the roof, and the unemployment rate has risen slightly.

Oh yeah and food is going through the roof because all this ethanol crap is causing, and Global warming hysteria.

Great Job Democrats!!


That wood be a great plan, I like the synthetic coal idea.

But you know the environmentalists will scream bloody murder if we were to try and drill in Anwar.

April 25, 2008 10:10 AM  

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