Tags: Bachmann | gasoline | prices | refuge

Bachmann: I'll Push Gas Under $2 a Gallon

Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 02:48 PM

By Newsmax Wires


Rising gasoline prices have constituted one of the major hardships for American consumers this year, surpassing $4 a gallon for a time. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann pledged Tuesday to reverse that increase if she is elected, Politico reports.

“The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today,” the Minnesota congresswoman said at a campaign event in Greenville, S.C. “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.” The average national gas price is now $3.58 per gallon, according to AAA.

Bachmann didn’t specify how she would make good on her promise. But she briefly cited the prospect of oil shale development in western states and has strongly backed an increase in domestic oil drilling, including in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page
2Share
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved