Administration admits its goal is not to get the price of gasoline down
All too often the only truth you get in Washington is when someone makes an unscripted "gaffe" ("spread the wealth" for example). The latest such truth-telling comes courtesy of Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu who admitted in Congressional testimony this morning that getting prices at the pump lower is NOT an administration goal. So middle class people who drive (and are not driven to work-as one suspects many politicians are) or people who live in cities and have short commutes pay the full price foe the ideology of elites (Democratic ones, anyway).
Now can we please get some decent communicators in the Republican Party to point this fact out?
Alana Goodmam in Commentary:
"But is the overall goal to get our price" of gasoline down? asked [Rep. Alan] Nunnelee [R-Miss].
"No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy," Chu replied. "We think that if you consider all these energy policies, including energy efficiency, we think that we can go a long way to becoming less dependent on oil and [diversifying] our supply and we'll help the American economy and the American consumers."