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Commuters and truckers alert: Bachmann says $2 gas if she’s elected

Michele Bachmann told a crowd in South Carolina Tuesday that if she’s elected, gas prices will fall to $2 a gallon.

The national average is now $3.60 and had been near $4 in the spring — and much higher in some areas, says a story in The Hill about the speech

“Under President Bachmann you will see gasoline come down below $2 per gallon again,” she said in Greenville. “That will happen.”

She’d like to see aggressive U.S. oil drilling  Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and wider offshore production. Other GOP candidates also support more U.S. drilling, the story said.

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 08/18/2011 - 09:10 am.

    Rep. Bachmann’s already given me gas, thanks.

  2. Submitted by Laura Weber on 08/18/2011 - 11:23 am.

    And can she also promise a chicken in every pot?

  3. Submitted by James wallace on 08/18/2011 - 11:35 am.

    Duh. Gas prices are not a function of drilling more. It’s speculators on the commodity futures market — and Bachmann doesn’t want to rein in their activities with those gosh-darn regulations. Another inmstance of her knowledge-deficiency.

  4. Submitted by Bill Berkley on 08/22/2011 - 05:23 pm.

    Bull. BeFORE Obama, gas WAS under $2.00.

    With a growing, stable market, it can go there again. It is that simple.

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