Blame Democrats for high gas prices
To the editor:
I keep hearing how most people are blaming the president and the Republicans for the high fuel prices. If you look at the facts, you’ll see it’s not so.
A few years ago, the president backed an energy bill that would have increased domestic energy production including drilling for oil in the ANWR region of Alaska. Environmentalists succeeded in blocking this bill as it failed in the Senate by one vote.
In 2006, the Democrats took over Congress and many of the supporters of domestic oil drilling were defeated. Since that time gas prices have gone up over a dollar a gallon with nothing proposed to stop it.
Most Democrats do not understand that we need to increase the supply of oil in order to bring the price down. Instead they want to put a windfall profits tax on oil companies which was tried by President Jimmy Carter and led to oil shortages and even higher prices.
If Democrats increase their numbers and win the presidency, oil prices will only come down after we go through a major recession which will kill the demand.