#ObamaGap in the Rose Garden: Your Guide to President Obama’s Tax Hike Speech
At a press conference today, Congressman John Boehner will discuss the American Energy Initiative, and will highlight the House budget that promotes an “all of the above” strategy to address high gas prices and create new jobs (tune in toSpeaker.gov/Live at 11:15 AM ET to watch the live stream).
President Obama? The Associated Press says he’ll be giving a Rose Garden address calling for tax hikes that will make gasoline even more expensive according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS). For those watching the president, here are some key words and phrases to listen for:
Gas prices are already rising faster than ever (this writer paid $4.15 a gallon on the way into work this morning) and “[m]ore than two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama is handling high gasoline prices,” says Reuters. That number might “necessarily skyrocket” after he goes on record – again – pushing for tax hikes experts say would make things worse.