Campaign 2010

Jun 17, 2008

SHAYS ON HIGH GAS PRICES: A LOT OF GOOD THINGS WILL COME FROM IT

Connecticut Families Struggle to Afford Most Expensive Gas Prices in the Country

In a statement yesterday in Westport Connecticut that was alarmingly out of touch, Chris Shays stated that "the irony of our high energy cost is that a lot of good things will come from it."

"Chris Shays should tell people who are paying $4.38 for a gallon of gas  'good' that will come from record high gas prices," said Carrie James, regional press secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "This cavalier statement about gas prices would be almost funny if it weren't so pathetically out of touch. Chris Shays has clearly spent too much time insulated inside the Washington Beltway and not enough time talking to Connecticut families struggling to afford record prices at the pump."

 BACKGROUND:

  • Chris Shays stated that "the irony of our high energy prices is that a lot of good things will come from it." [Shays press conference in Westport Connecticut, 6/16/08]
  • Today, drivers in Connecticut are paying $4.38 for a gallon of gas.  [Fuel Gauge Report]
  • Connecticut has second-highest gas prices in the nation, only behind California.  [Fuel Gauge Report]

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