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Despite The High Cost Of Fuel, Dems Are Insisting On A Plan That Will Have 'No Impact On Gasoline Prices'



DEMS: 'It Is Not A Question Of Gas Prices,' 'That's Not The Issue'


CNN: "…what would their plan do to help lower the high gas prices Democrats came here to illustrate? The answer: not much." SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "This was never intended to talk about lowering prices." (CNN's "The Situation Room," 5/11/11)

SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-MT): "You know, this is not going to change the price at the gasoline pump. That's not the issue.  I don't see that as an issue at all." (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 5/12/11)

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "… it is not a question of gas prices." (Sen. Reid, Floor Remarks, 5/16/11)

SEN. CARL LEVIN (D-MI): "… this proposal will not alter the economic fundamentals that determine gasoline prices." (Sen. Levin, Floor Remarks, 5/16/11)

SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-AK): "It won't decrease gas prices at the pump..." (Sen. Begich, Floor Remarks, 5/11/11)

SEN. BEN CARDIN (D-MD): "… No impact on gasoline prices." (Sen. Cardin, Floor Remarks, 5/16/11)

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA): "It will not reduce gasoline prices by one penny." (Sen. Landrieu, Floor Remarks, 5/11/11)


POLL: 85% Of Americans Want 'Immediate' Action On Gas Prices

GALLUP POLL: "A variety of economic-related issues dominate Americans' top concerns on a list of 15 issues facing the country today. The economy and gas prices lead the list, with 71% and 65% of Americans, respectively, saying they personally worry 'a great deal' about each." ("Economic Issues Still Dominate Americans' National Worries," Gallup Poll, 3/28/12)

67% Of Americans Say Gas Prices Have Caused Financial Hardship For Their Household ("Gas Prices," Gallup Poll, 3/29/12)

65% Of Americans Worry A 'Great Deal' About Gas Prices ("Gas Prices," Gallup Poll, 3/29/12)

85% Of Americans Want The President And Congress To "Take Immediate Actions To Try And Control The Rising Price Of Gas." ("Gas Prices," Gallup Poll, 3/29/12)