Where Is Barbara Boxer's Outrage over Gas Price Gouging?
By John W. Lillpop
Has anyone noticed that gasoline prices have exploded and regular unleaded is now over $3.00 a gallon.
We may be headed for another $4 dollar a gallon summer, Obamamania notwithstanding.
So where in Hades is Barbara Boxer? Why is she not raising bloody hell and demanding an investigation into this gouging of the American people?
Back in 2004, Mrs. Boxer saw fight to assail big oil, President George W. Bush, and all Republicans because unleaded gasoline was priced at $2.11 a gallon.
$2.11 a gallon? According to this sawed off lefty, that was the work of evil capitalists.
As reported, in part, at http://boxer.senate.gov/gas/index.cfm:
"Thursday, March 11, 2004
"Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today met with Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy Muris to discuss the sharp rise in gasoline prices in California.
"On February 24, 2004, Boxer sent a letter to Chairman Muris asking him to investigate the rise in gasoline prices for possible market manipulation. At that time, California gasoline prices had increased 16.1 cents in a week, compared to 4 cents nationally.
"As of Wednesday, March 10, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in California is $2.11 per gallon, compared to $1.82 a month ago.
"The following are excerpts of Senator Boxer's remarks following her meeting:
"The FTC agrees that there is an anomaly in California prices. In English, that means that the prices are going up faster than the factors that FTC uses to predict normal prices would indicate.
They (FTC) have started an informal investigation, which pleases me very much. Why have they done this? Because so far they cannot explain this phenomenon.
Right now they are in the early stages of this informal investigation, and I am today urging people in California to please contact us, or contact the FTC, or contact California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, and please let us know if there is any reason to believe that refineries are being taken off line unnecessarily, or there is collusion going on in any way.
"Of course I want a full blown investigation, I want a formal investigation- but I'm here to say that the FTC is in the process of an informal investigation, and to me there is a lot of hope that they have found this to be an anomaly."
So where is Senator Boxer now that gas is over $3 a gallon?
When you begin your investigation, Senator, please note the photograph of President Obama bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia.
Not sure if the photo it is relevant, but we are counting on you to investigate this outrageous gouging of We little people, even if your investigation leads to the Oval Office!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 7:28 AM