Just before Barack Obama was inaugurated as president, the average price for a gallon of gas was $1.68 on Jan. 5, 2009. The average price this past Jan. 9 was $3.38. The price has doubled in three years!
In spite of this hidden tax on the people in our society who can least afford this increase, President Obama recently refused to allow the construction of a new pipeline from Canada that could help lower the price of gasoline. He is more interested in placating his environmental friends – who by the way are probably wealthy enough to absorb the price increases – than he is about your ability to absorb these price increases.
So who’s more important to the president – his job or your pocketbook?
Dennis M. Perry Sr.