Down! Not alot, but it dropped another $.75 today to $114.45 a barrel.
Meanwhile, the Republican Protest against the Democratic No-Vote Vacation continued into its second full week, with activity at Capital Hill and at town halls throughout the country. House Republicans want everyone (that means you and me) to contact their Democratic representatives and tell them to demand a vote on the American Energy Act (H.R. 6566) immediately.
Politico reports that Democrats are now demanding that House Minority Leader John Boehner apologize for remarks he made on Friday about Nancy Pelosi… regarding the public’s “hanging” her if she does not address the energy topic.
Boehner’s staff later replied with this message:
â€œLeader Boehner used a figure of speech to reflect the frustration Americans feel every time they fill up at the pump,” said a Boehner aide. “A solid majority of Americans favor more production of American energy to help reduce fuel costs, and Speaker Pelosi, Senator Reid, and Senator Obama have blatantly defied their will by leaving town for five weeks without allowing a vote on an â€˜all of the aboveâ€™ energy plan to lower gas prices.â€
It’s unbelievable to me that Pelosi and company can continue to ignore the American public. It shows you the kind of warped perspective that people can develop when they go to Washington. America, take ownership of your Congress! Call your representative today! Call (202)224-2121 and ask to be connected to your congressman/woman.