Republican Congressman complains because it costs too much to fuel his Hummer
Though it seems most Americans are sick of high gas prices, not too many have come forward complaining that it costs too much to gas up their Hummer. That is, until now. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) took issue with President Obama yesterday because of the high price at the pump. West drives a 2008 Hummer H3, which is one of the most notorious gas-guzzling vehicles ever. Steep gas prices not withstanding, surely West knows that the price he pays at the gas station is markedly higher than say, everyone.
West posted his comments on Facebook writing:
“People have asked me before is there any area where I could praise President Obama? Certainly, he has an impeccable penchant for understanding the power of the bully pulpit. President Obama is also very adept at promulgating deceptive language masquerading as policy, actually just insidious political gimmickry. This ‘tax policy’ is an example as well as today's speech on his ‘energy policy’ shall be. Here is the bottom line, last night it took 70 dollars to fill the tank of my 2008 H3 Hummer, what is it costing you? What does it cost the President to fill his gas tank?”
In a radio address on Saturday, President Obama commented on the current state of affairs and promoted an “all of the above” approach in lowering fuel costs.