Cedar Valley Kum & Go to Offer $1.84 a Gallon Gas as Criticism of President Obama

A campaign event sponsored by the conservative group, Americans for Prosperity, will offer the gas at a low, low price for a limited number of vehicles on Tuesday.

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative political action group is hoping to bring sweet memories of lower gas prices back to the forefront of the presidential race.

Regardless of your political affiliation, it might be a good time to fill up on some cheap, subsidized gasoline.

According to the Des Moines Register, the Americans for Prosperity will be offering $1.84 a gallon gas (the price they say a gallon of gas was four years ago) as a criticism of President Barack Obama's policies as part of their "Obama's Failing Agenda" tour.

Gasoline will be limited to the first 150 vehicles and each car will be limited to 15 gallons, said Mark Lucas, Iowa director for Americans for Prosperity, which was co-founded by wealthy political activists Charles and David Koch.

The idea is to highlight Obama’s “failing green energy policies,” and point out that the price of a gallon of gas was $1.84 a gallon four years ago, Lucas said.

Kum & Go Gas Station at 117 East San Marnan Drive, Waterloo, will offer reduced gas from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

The Cedar Valley Tea Party will be volunteering to help pump gas for the Waterloo stop.

There will also be similar events in Ames and Corallville.

As for gas prices, you can see how they've progressed here on this chart from the Consumer Energy Report. After staying relatively stable between 1980-2000, gas prices have gone up under President Obama as part of a surge in gas prices that started under President George W. Bush.

Patrick Russo September 21, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I appreciate the cheap gas, too cheap in this case, used for this "protest promotion" but why must honesty be lost in the effort? When was the last time we paid $1.84 a gallon for gas? According to the accompanying chart it looks like that was in 2003 during the George W. Bush administration when Barack Obama was still in the Illinois State Senate if I'm not mistaken. According to the chart a gallon of gas was $3.26 in 2006, dipped to $2.35 in 2008, although I don't recall that particular gas war, and $3.53 in 2010. We have truth in advertising laws for toothpaste but not for politicians, political advertising or gimmicks like this one. They say the first casualty of war is truth. Sadly that applies to politics today as well.
Shelley Sheehy September 21, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Maybe former Congressman Jim Nussle and his little band of cronies might explain their support for wars that protect imported oil and fought against fuel standards for years. That's who AFP is BTW.This is typical Nussle and Ryan hiding behind their own get rich quick scheme. Tea Baggers are just too idiotic to see it.
Anon E. Mouse September 21, 2012 at 06:51 PM


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