Mike Huckabee News
Oct 08 2012
President Obama was in Los Angeles last night for another glittery fundraiser with George Clooney, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry and other stars. But Californians could be forgiven if they were a little more steamed than usual about having to sit in stopped traffic to accommodate Obama’s campaign. The gas they were wasting cost some drivers over $5 a gallon. California already had some of the highest gas prices in the US due to taxes and regulations. But supply disruptions from a power failure and a fire at two refineries have sent prices skyrocketing. Friday alone, they jumped by nearly 20 cents a gallon to a statewide average of $4.49, 70 cents over the national average. And gas can’t be shipped in from neighboring states because the state’s environmental laws require so many complicated formulas.
One woman filling her tank in L.A. lamented to a reporter, “What are they doing to us?!” But you could turn that question around. Californians should look at the politicians they’re helping to elect and ask, “What are we doing to ourselves?”