Bush gas did not average $1.79 over his 8 years? WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING? I just looked up the actual data points and based on weekly averages from January 2001 to January 2009, the average was $2.18. AND when he took office the average US gas price was $1.51.
By the way, Michele Bachmann has a lot of made up statistics (better referred to as lies). Better that you don't quote her as you are spreading lies. Makes you a liar.
While Bush was in office, the national gas price average went to over $4.00 in 2008. It stayed at those levels plus or minus for nearly 3 months until the economy, while well on its way, finally came crashing down - and along came with it gas prices.
By the way, reietshche34, I am retired after 43 years of starting and building a successful architecture and engineering business. The company was sold in 2009 to three of my former employees who continue to do well despite the economy and the roadblocks that continue to be put in place to stifle small business by current administration.