A recent bumper sticker read “When Bush took office, gas was $1.69 a gallon.” The other day when I filled my tank, gas was $1.25 a gallon. So, should we be praising George W. Bush for current low gas prices? Barack Obama is not yet in office, so he can’t take credit.
The president, oil man or not, does not have the power to affect fuel prices. So, when fuel prices rise again — and they will — please refrain from blaming George, Barack or the following president. Members of Congress, Democratic or Republican, have done nothing to affect oil prices, regardless of their vote-pandering, grandstanding speeches.
We still need to drill for oil domestically, or the U.S. will continue to be at the mercy of foreign powers, many of which are hostile to our national security.
North Kansas City