Gasoline prices

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John Boehner wrote:

In April 2006, then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, promised the American people a "commonsense plan" to lower gasoline prices. Two years later, House Democrats have not only failed to offer any meaningful solutions, but they have actually put forward policies that will have precisely the opposite effect. As a result, Americans are paying nearly $1.50 more per gallon at the pump than when Mrs. Pelosi became speaker. [1]

Oil and gasoline prices often move in the same direction, but they aren't linked directly. In fact, while oil prices have more than doubled in the past year, gasoline is only up about 19 percent during the same time. AP Business]