Latta Joins Americans for Prosperity to Highlight Need for Relief at the Gas Pump
Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) visited a local gas station in Northwest Ohio to highlight the ongoing energy crisis and the impact it is having on consumers. The event, organized by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), included a roll back in the price of gas to $2.38, the price when President Biden took office in January 2021.
“Ohioans are struggling with high prices and deserve relief,” said Latta. “While it was only for today, Americans for Prosperity brought real relief to the people of Northwest Ohio and highlighted the need for policies that would bring prices back to pre-Biden levels. We must unleash North American Energy Production and support the right regulatory environment that will encourage investments in American energy, so that we can provide permanent relief to the American people.”
AFP’s The True Cost of Washington campaign will educate Americans in nine states, including Ohio, about the truth behind rising costs while offering real solutions to make everyday life more affordable. Thanks to skyrocketing inflation, Americans across the country can expect to spend an extra $5,200 to maintain the same standard of living as last year, and an extra $1,433 for gasoline.
A poll recently conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for AFP found that 75 percent of Americans reported that the increase in costs has impacted their consumer behavior over the past year. Most individuals surveyed agreed that government policies and regulations have caused price increases. 61 percent of those surveyed blamed President Biden for this increase.
AFP’s solutions to combat these rising prices garnered support, with 88 percent of respondents agreeing the government should make it easier to produce energy domestically, and 82 percent agreeing with getting government spending under control by tackling the federal debt and reducing federal budget deficits.