I love to read the opinions in The Bee.
When in need of some right-leaning fiction, I will read Victor Hanson’s column. On Jan. 4, he stated that when President Obama took office in January 2008 that gas prices were around $1.60 per gallon and have risen throughout his tenure. He is correct with this but, at the same, time he neglected to state that during President Bush’s term in 2004, gas was at $1.40 per gallon and climbed to its highest level ever in August of 2008 to over $4.10 per gallon. From August of 2008 until January of 2009, it plunged to the low level of $1.59.
The reason for the drop was because of the worst recession in 70 years brought about by the policies of the previous administration. People couldn’t afford gas, so the supply went up and price went down. The drilling that is happening in the U.S. right now undoubtedly has helped bring about an oversupply and lower gas prices. At the same time, the new solar and green techno expansion has also had an impact on oil prices as well, and we can thank the present president for that. Leaving out facts changes a lot.