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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 12:47 PM


Obama Team Expects GOP Attack Over Rising Gasoline Prices [View all]

By Michael D. Shear
The New York Times
Posted: 02/19/2012 01:00:00 AM MST

WASHINGTON Rising gasoline prices, trumpeted in foot-tall numbers on street corners across the country, are causing concern among advisers to President Barack Obama that a budding sense of economic optimism could be undermined just as he heads into the general election.

White House officials are preparing for Republicans to use consumer angst about the cost of oil and gas to condemn his energy programs and buttress their argument that his economic policies are not working.

In a closed-door meeting last week, Speaker John Boehner instructed fellow Republicans to embrace the gas-pump anger they find among their constituents when they return to their districts for the Presidents Day recess.

"This debate is a debate we want to have," Boehner told his conference Wednesday, according to a Republican aide who was present. "It was reported this week that we'll soon see $4-a-gallon gas prices. Maybe higher. Certainly, this summer will see the highest gas prices in years. Your constituents saw those reports, and they'll be talking about it."



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