“The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today,” she said at an event in Greenville, S.C.. “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.”
So is that a fact? Did gas go up to over 4 dollars a gallon in some parts of the country in just the first few years of an Obama presidency? If it can climb $2 + in 2.5 years then why is it unfathomable to believe it can go back down 1.40? Didnt gas drop approx 50 cents a gallon recently triggered by nothing more than the release of strategic reserves?
Personally...I'd like to see the plan that backs up the promise.
I didn't read all the replies but I'll start by saying that it is stupid to make specific promises like this. Politicians like to make stupid promises. I don't know why.
To bring down gas.
1. Quit attacking the dollar. This includes QE.
2. Enact a tax on trades.
3. Raise the margins
4 Tax capital gains the same as regular income.
Gas will fall.
A good idea would be to tap heavily our offshores and use our oil reserves while it takes 3-5 years to actually see the production
Honestly, even though she is otherwise bat**** insane. If I believe that Bachmann could accomplish this, I would vote for her.
No single thing would do more to get our economy back on track.