Remember When High Gas Prices Were a Bad Thing?

21 Feb

 

The Washington Post has a story today on the national average for a gallon of gasoline, which is currently $3.57.  That is basically double what it was when Obama took office, according to Politifact.  I wonder why the media and Democrats are not making a bigger deal out of this?  It used to be a terrible thing.  Right?  Remember when Nancy Pelosi attacked President Bush for high gas prices?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wrapped up her San Francisco holiday weekend Monday with a blast at President Bush. The topic — the price of oil. Gasoline has more than doubled since the Bush administration took office she says.

San Francisco’s Meals on Wheels turns out more than 1,300 meals a day to seniors. But now there has been a dramatic rise in expenses.

“Our costs have gone up 40 percent, but even more so, the indirect costs of driving food costs is really taking a big hit on us. Almost a nine percent increase in food costs in just one year,” says Ashley McCumber of Meals on Wheels.

Rising gas prices affect groups like the Boys and Girls Club that is cutting programs to save costs, a small businessman who finds himself being priced out of competition or a caregiver who can’t afford gas to get to clients.

And for other Meals on Wheels programs around the bay, hikes in fuel costs have meant fewer deliveries. They can’t find volunteers who can afford to fill their tanks.

I guess that high gas prices no longer adversely affect:

*the San Franscisco Meals on Wheels program

*the price of food

*groups like the Boys and Girls Club that is cutting programs to save costs

*a small businessman who finds himself being priced out of competition

*or a caregiver who can’t afford gas to get to clients

Nope.  Magically, none of those are affected by the high price of gas now!  Isn’t it great?!

In the past, we were told that the “two oil men in the Whit House” were the reason for high gas prices.  What is their excuse now?

 

 

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