Bush Misleads on Impact of Energy Bill

Posted on

"Bush Misleads on Impact of Energy Bill"

Today, President Bush signed the energy bill and claimed that it was an answer to rising gas prices:

For more than a decade, America has gone without a national energy policy. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? We haven’t had a strategy in place. We’ve had some ideas, but we have not had a national energy policy. And as a result, our consumers are paying more for the price of their gasoline…

That’s not true and the President has admitted it. Here is what he said April 20:

An energy bill wouldn’t change the price at the pump today. I know that and you know that.

If this is such a great bill, why can’t President Bush be honest about it?

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.