Sum­mer gouge

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Last sum­mer the price of gas spiked, every­one got mad, “Drill, Drill, Drill” be­came a ral­ly­ing cry, Pres­i­dent Bush re­voked his ban on off­shore drilling (which he never should have done in the first place), and the Demo­cratic Congress — afraid of los­ing the elec­tion — did not ex­tend their ban on off shore drilling. Mr. Bush al­lowed the off­shore lease process to start, and the price of gas went down quicker than it went up.

This sum­mer the price of gas is go­ing up but ex­pect a very dif­fer­ent sce­nario. Pres­i­dent Obama has al­ready stopped the off­shore leas­ing process un­til it can be “stud­ied” more. The Democrats in Congress will not need to en­act an off­shore drilling ban be­cause their man in the White House is tak­ing care of it. The price of gas will go up fur­ther which will al­low the Congress to have some high pro­file hear­ings to blast the Big Oil ex­ec­u­tives for their greed.

I be­lieve one of the oil com­pany ex­ec­u­tives said at a hear­ing last year that “if we are not al­lowed to drill for more oil, $5.00 / gal­lon will seem like the good old days.” Get ready Amer­ica . I hope you like the Change. Gari Chaf­fin Farm­ing­ton Hills, Michi­gan

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