O’Halleran, Stanton vote for “irresponsible”-price gouging bill

May 19, 2022

If Arizonans weren’t hurting enough, Tom O’Halleran and Greg Stanton just votedfor legislation that will exacerbate inflation and cause massive lines at the pump. 

O’Halleran and Stanton are trying to shift the blame for record-high gas prices from their energy polices to “price-gouging,” but even Biden’s Secretary of Energy admits there’s no price-gouging occurring. 

Democrat Representative Stephanie Murphy went so far as to call the bill “irresponsible,” and chided her Party for “passing messaging bills.”

The bill will impose socialist price controls on oil and gas, which will decrease production, create supply shortages, rationing, and miles-long lines at the pump reminiscent of the 1970s when price controls were last in effect. 

NRCC COMMENT: “Tom O’Halleran and Greg Stanton caused Arizona’s record high gas prices and are so desperate to shift the blame that they’re going to make the gas and inflation crisis even worse.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair