AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY RESPONDS TO ATTACKS BY OBAMA REELECTION CAMPAIGN
WASHINGTON – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest advocate for economic freedom, came under attack by President Obama’s reelection campaign, Obama for America. An excerpt is below:
In just about 24 hours, Mitt Romney is headed to a hotel ballroom to give a speech sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a front group founded and funded by the Koch brothers.
Those are the same Koch brothers whose business model is to make millions by jacking up prices at the pump, and who have bankrolled Tea Party extremism and committed $200 million to try to destroy President Obama before Election Day.
Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said, “This campaign rhetoric is particularly hypocritical given Obama’s speech in Florida yesterday, in which he said there was no “silver bullet” to lower gas prices, blaming the world market for the spike in oil prices, which he said were beyond the influence of himself or the United States. As usual, the President is attempting to scapegoat and play the blame game to avoid the consequences of his own disastrous economic policies.”
The Obama Administration has repeatedly blocked domestic energy production, and cheered the rise of fuel prices. Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was held in contempt of court for imposing an unlawful moratorium on deep water exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu, said, “Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” When prices last topped $4 in 2008, Obama himself was asked how he felt about the high prices, and he infamously explained that he “would have preferred a gradual adjustment.”
“It is sad to see the President vilifying grassroots organizations like AFP who champion free-market solutions and don’t buy into his job-killing global warming agenda. We wish the President would take meaningful steps to promote private enterprise, restore confidence in the market, and foster economic freedom,” continued Phillips.