Gasoline prices are on the rise. They could be over $4 per gallon, by the time you read this. That means it’s time for Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal to hold another news conference. Such a gathering is right up Blumenthal’s alley, especially when it comes to gas prices.
When prices would spike in his attorney general days, he was always good for a TV and radio interview, railing against those mean, nasty oil companies. Things didn’t change, once he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Two years ago, the newly minted senator held a news conference at the Shell gas station on Capitol Ave. in Hartford, making the following announcement:
“To stop rising gas prices we should take strong steps against speculators, market manipulators and foreign cartels. These speculators and hedge funds are high-risk gamblers who drive up energy prices to line their own pockets at the expense of others.“
Gasoline costs are now at the highest they have ever been at this time of year. People are driving less, supplies are abundant, and prices are on the rise. Yep. Expect that news conference any day. I wouldn’t even be surprised, if Blumenthal and other Democrats requested that President Obama tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.