Ed takes a look at what’s happened in the year since Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats in Congress announced “Energy Independence Day” on July 4, 2007. In the face of gas prices having risen 30% in the first few months of the newly Democrat-controlled Congress, Pelosi and crew announced their typical strategy - block efforts to build new refineries or drill into known U.S. reserves, punish “big oil”, mandate more Priuses and sing a chorus or two of kumbaya.
The result? Gas prices jumped another 30% since Pelosi’s speech. Great work, guys. (and their Presidential candidate wants to tack on more costs for “big oil” - and who do you think will end up paying for those)?
As Ed points out, Pelosi even admits the highest prices are in her own district, though she conveniently fails to finish the line with the bit about her state and her district tacking on some of the highest taxes in the country.