Thursday, May 22, 2008

A message from Americans United for Change

I got this in an email this morning:

Those kooks at Freedom's Watch are at it again.

The same White House front group that ran ads last summer connecting the Iraq War to 9/11 is now trying to pull off another whopper.

This time, Freedom's Watch is blaming the new leadership in Congress for skyrocketing gas prices currently plaguing American motorists.

That's one heck of a claim. After all, the present U.S. energy policy was crafted by Dick Cheney during secret meetings with Big Oil, and it was rubberstamped by Bush backers in Congress long before the 2006 elections.

Freedom's Watch is just full of it. They're purposely misleading the American people about the real cause of rising gas prices -- but you can let them know you're not buying it. Send an email to the Freedom's Watch leaders, and tell them you know who's really to blame:

When George Bush took office in 2001, a gallon of gas cost just $1.47. Now it costs $3.80 per gallon -- up more than 150 percent!

During that same time, oil company profits more than quadrupled, from $30 billion in 2002 to more than $120 billion last year.

This is no coincidence. The oil and gas industries have contributed more than $4.5 million to George Bush and hundreds of thousands of dollars to his supporters in Congress, like House Minority Leader John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and many more.

Now they're relying on Freedom's Watch to help them wiggle out of responsibility for their actions.

You can make sure that doesn't happen. Send an email right now to Freedom's Watch, and tell them you know they're full of it.

-- Americans United for Change

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