Six years ago this week, on July 23, 2008, Jeanne Shaheen released a "plan" tolower gas prices. This "plan" was referenced in an August 4, 2008 Union Leader editorial. She also promised to not take any financial contributions from "Big Oil." This was all in tandem with incessant finger pointing at former U.S. Senator John Sununu, where she blamed the former senator for what Granite Staters were paying at the pump, which was around $4.00 a gallon.
Considering the anniversary of Jeanne Shaheen's "plan," we focused this week on her failure to keep both of the aforementioned promises. With gas prices approaching $4.00 a gallon in some parts of our state and Senator Shaheen's decision to attend a fundraiser at the home of David Leiter (an Exxon Mobile lobbyist), she has two broken pledges to address with New Hampshire residents.
Our web video can be viewed HERE.
Granite Staters expect more from their senior senator. While they are suffering at the gas pump, Senator Shaheen is advocating for an increase in the federal Gas Tax and opposing legislation such as the popular Keystone Pipeline. That certainly isn't a solution New Hampshire supports. Jeanne Shaheen was quite vocal about this issue in 2008, but has done nothing to address it six years later. That's a shame and her constituents deserve better.