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Nancy Pelosi, Where's the Gas Plan You Promised?

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    Two years ago Pelosi was excoriating the GOP for a lack of a plan to better control gasoline prices. Now, the GOP is asking where's the beef. In those two years Pelosi and the Democratic majority have been completely ineffective.

    Republicans Blast the 'Pelosi Premium'
    By Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com Senior Editor
    April 21, 2008

    (CNSNews.com) - House Republicans are running a new Web video focusing on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "broken promise" to bring down soaring gasoline prices. "How much will the Pelosi Premium cost Americans?" the video asks.

    Two years after Pelosi touted the Democrats' "commonsense plan" to lower gas prices, those prices are higher than ever, the House Republican Conference said on Friday. In fact, Republicans note that gas prices today are about $1.11 higher than they were in 2006, when Pelosi became House Speaker.

    "This $1.11 Pelosi Premium is particularly painful for families and small businesses already struggling to keep up with soaring costs of living," Republicans said.

    "The video highlights the non-stop march upward gas prices have been making ever since the Democratic Majority took control of Congress in January 2007 -- and repeats the warnings of analysts, who are now predicting that gas prices will rise to $4.00 per gallon by the time the summertime driving season begins," the news release said.

    Republicans warn that Democrats may end up making the situation even worse -- if they continue pressing for a 55-cent-a-gallon increase in the federal gas tax. "Is that the "commonsense plan" Speaker Pelosi promised to the American people?" the Republicans asked.

    Republicans say Democrats should be working with the GOP to reduce America's dependence on foreign sources of energy, lower energy prices at home through technology, efficiency and conservation, and invest in all forms of energy to create American jobs.

    "How much longer can families and small businesses afford the Pelosi Premium?" Republicans are asking.

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