Gasoline prices have become the latest political football politicians are kicking around. Gas is selling for nearly $6 a gallon near the Orlando International Airport. Prices are over four bucks in New York City and parts of California.
Triple-Asays the national average for a gallon of unleaded will set you back $3.65. This is the highest price we`ve ever paid for this time of year.
And on top of this, we have to listen to politicians tell us how bad things are and how they are the only ones who can fix them.
'Some politicians, they see this as a political opportunity. I know you're shocked by that. Last week, the lead story in one newspaper said, ‘Gasoline prices are on the rise, and Republicans are licking their chops.’ That's a quote. That was the lead, licking their chops. Only in politics do people root for bad news.'
Former GOP front-runner and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says he`s the guy who can bring down gas prices.
"So the president uses very strong language and says those us of who believe you can get back to $2 a gallon gas that it's just politics. Well, that's baloney. It was $1.13 a gallon when I was speaker. That's a historic fact. It's $1.89 a gallon when he became president. That's a historic fact. So I'm not trying to take us to some magic land. I'm trying to get to a world we could call pre-Obama."
Gingrich made the comments during a campaign stop in Washington state.
Meanwhile, the pain just keeps on pumpin’.