Wednesday, June 18, 2008


How San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi and friends wrecked America . . .

Malia Nash (Sanity102), a native Hawaian and American patriot, sent me the material in the following paragraphs. If GOP candidates run on these points alone -- all of them factual matters -- they will rout their opponents. Being in Congress is about providing leadership, and the Democrats have provided none -- period. Every Republican candidate -- challengers and incumbents -- should be running on the following points.

Just two years ago, remember the election in 2006? Two years ago:

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;

2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon; and,

3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

However, since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:

1) Consumer confidence plummet to historically low levels;

2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $4.00 a gallon;

3) Unemployment is up to 5.5% (a 20% increase);

4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (mainly stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars; and,
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for change in 2006, and we sure got it!

Remember it's Congress that makes law not the President. He has to work with what's handed to him, and Pelosi, Reid, and their cronies have stripped America's cupboard bare.
Toni Gilhooley supports a real energy policy aimed at lowering skyrocketing gas prices. The simple plan is in stark contrast to the inaction taken by her November opponent, Tim Holden, and his Democratic House leader, Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi’s 2006 campaign promise that Democrats would provide, “a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices (4/24/2006 – average gas price at the time $2.33 per gallon),” has never been revealed. Since that time the average price per gallon has ballooned to near $4 ($3.95 5/29/2008) per gallon.
To date, no “commonsense plan” has been introduced by Pelosi or the Democrats to combat escalating fuel costs. The only way to reduce prices is to increase the supply of energy. Pelosi and Holden have stood against drilling for oil in the barren Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and offshore. Their inaction has cost Americans dearly at the pump and in the pocket.

Toni Gilhooley, as one of many measures in a comprehensive energy plan to be released in the coming weeks, supports drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and in American coastal waters. China has been given permission by Cuba to drill less than 50 miles from the coast of Florida.

“If we had taken measures to drill in ANWR and other areas ten years ago when Tim Holden voted NO and President Clinton vetoed a bill to allow it, we would not be experiencing the highest gasoline prices in history today. These extraordinarily high prices are affecting working families adversely in everything from food to transportation. We can no longer afford Tim Holden and his policies,” said Toni Gilhooley.

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