MOUNT MORRIS, Mich.,(UPI) — A Michigan gas station sold $1.84-per-gallon fuel to 150 motorists to promote the message of a group opposing President Barack Obama’s re-election.
The Mount Morris Township Beacon & Bridge gas station held the event Monday as part of the Americans for Prosperity-Michigan “Obama’s Failing Agenda” bus tour, Mlive.com reported Tuesday.
The group said the $1.84 gas price was meant to evoke the cost of gas in 2008, before Obama took office.
“We really need to remind people about where we were just a few short years ago,” said Scott Hagerstrom, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan. “We’re really about limited government and economic liberty. We have the resources in this country to be energy independent and if we drill those resources it’ll mean great paying jobs for Americans and it will also increase the supply (of oil) and lower the price.”