16 June, 2008

More On "Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less."

It appears that Republicans may be getting the message.

Powerline has some info from the office of Republican whip Roy Blunt (R-MO07). You can see the original here. This is a breakdown on expected cost of gas under Republican plans and Democratic plans.

Now, obviously, there's a bit of spin here. The Republican plan is not going to lower your gas prices by $2 today. Some of these things will take years to implement. However, the sooner we get started, the sooner we can finish, and the lowering of the gas prices may be even more important to us then.

It's also worth noting that some of the increase in gas prices is due to speculation, and that instituting plans to drill more in the U.S. would curtail that somewhat, which would drive prices down a bit more in the near future.

Of course, it would help Republicans if they were better about publicizing this sort of thing. I had to do a little digging to find the original PDF. It should be on the RNC's main page, and a topic for all of the Sunday morning shows.

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