25 Apr '11, 4pm

Washington is lying to you about the cause of high gas prices

When it comes to the causes of high prices for gasoline, Washington is reaching truly epic levels of mendacity. Last Thursday, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) aimed to "set the record straight on America's oil" in a Washington Post op-ed that was completely jam-packed with BS. Murkowski, along with countless other congresscritters on both sides of the aisle, is a big fan of using the gasoline crisis as an excuse to expedite oil and gas drilling in the U.S. She called out Obama for noting that the U.S. has only 2 percent of the world's proven oil and gas reserves. You know, as if consuming a quarter of the planet's oil while owning just about none of it means anything. Pshaw! "That line is crafted to make the audience think that America is both running out of oil and using oil at an unsustainable rate," said Murkowski. Except, whoops, Obama was being entirely truthful both wh...

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