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Congressman Barrett: “Where is the Democrat’s Energy Plan?”

June 19, 2008

Congressman Barrett: “Where is the Democrat’s Energy Plan?”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gresham Barrett (SC, 03) delivered the following speech on the House floor today regarding high gas prices.

“Mr. Speaker,

“Enough is enough. Last week in my District in South Carolina, I met a man who approached me and pleaded for us to help him with gas prices. This man makes $325 dollars a week. Of which, he spends $80-90 dollars just on gas, meaning that 27 percent of his paycheck is going into his gas tank.

“What kind of leadership is that Mr. Speaker? What kind of energy plan is this? When are the Democrats going to wake up and realize it is their constituents that are hurting from the gas prices? When are they going to show us their energy plan? Or do they even have one?

“I know that the Republicans have one. They have a plan that will bring gas prices down by 50 percent! It is time Congress takes action. We need to do this for America – for our constituents – for our national security.

“Bring a plan to the floor to make us all stronger. Someone needs to lead this show. Who is going to lead us to an effective plan?”

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