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AFP Pumps Gas for 300 at Pre-Obama Prices

October 04, 2012

Yesterday in Byron Center, Michigan, town residents lined up for over a mile, waiting for their chance to pump gas at the price it was four years ago – before President Obama took office.

Americans for Prosperity pumped gas for over 300 Byron Center residents at just $1.84 a gallon. For many, the event couldn’t have come at a better time.

Laura, a single mother of three, talked about the difficulties she faces getting enough gas to drive her children to school. “When you have to choose between putting gas in your car, and feeding your children, you know things have gone too far,” she said.

With gas hovering right at $3.78 a gallon today, over double what it was four years ago, American families and businesses are hurting.

“We want to remind people what the true cost of President Obama’s failed green energy policies has been,” said Scott Hagerstrom, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan.

“President Obama has made it more expensive for Michigan families to drive to work, take our children to school and sporting events, and make trips to the grocery store.”

With AFP’s Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour crisscrossing the nation, we’re out to educate people on the harmful aspects of the President’s big-government agenda, and put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these policies.

“The President claims to have an ‘all of the above’ energy policy, yet his Administration has rescinded oil and gas leases and held up drilling permits with bureaucratic red tape,” Hagerstrom concluded. “Average retail gasoline prices have more than doubled under President Obama. That has caused Michiganders pain at the pump, but also increased the cost of consumer goods such as groceries. We’re calling on President Obama to change his failing agenda and embrace pro-growth energy policies.”

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