Video: Merry Christmas! Gas Prices Hit an All-Time Holiday High

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Everyone likes to come “Home for the Holidays,” but if you’re driving this year, you’ll pay more than ever.

Rob Bluey at the Heritage Foundation, one of the smartest journalists in the game, looked at AAA’s gasoline prices. The average cost of a gallon of gasoline is $3.21 — 23 cents higher than last Christmas, which was itself a record.

By New Year’s, the average family will have spent $4,155 on gasoline in 2012 CNBC reports for a median family, that represents 8.4 percent of their annual income, the highest level since 1981.

Congressman Darrell Issa and others make a strong case some of the price hike is the deliberate policy of Obama’s extremist environmentalist advisers. It is indisputable that Obama barred oil drilling off the Gulf Coast (probably illegally), has waged a war against coal-powered plants, and subsidized bankrupt Green energy firms supported by campaign contributors. Without Obama’s policies, the United States would be an energy superpower.

Instead, there are fewer presents under the family tree this year, because the cost of living continues to climb ever higher.

We should complain, but Obama is on a $4 million Hawaiian vacation at the moment.

About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website,, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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