LOMBARD (CBS) — There was quite a deal to be had at a gasoline station in Lombard earlier today, and it was all part of a protest against President Obama’s energy policies.
At the Road Ranger gas station in Lombard, regular unleaded gasoline typically sells from about $3.70 a gallon.READ MORE: Illinois State Trooper Struck By DUI Driver While Investigating Stolen Vehicle
For a while today, it was $1.88—the price when Obama took office in 2009.
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“It’s part of our Obama’s Failing Agenda Tour,” said tour director Dave From.
The advocacy group Americans For Prosperity has been holding similar events across the county, offering to pump gasoline at 2009 prices, typically for a few hundred customers.READ MORE: Charges Filed For Woman Who Stole, Crashed Ambulance On Near North Side
He said the president is standing in the way of new oil drilling.
Some customers were not even thinking about that.
“I am here because it’s $1.88,” said one customer. “I am not against the president’s policies.”
Another customer, when asked if he opposed the president’s policies admitted he didn’t follow the news.MORE NEWS: Deliberations For Former DePaul Student Accused Of Assisting ISIS Resume Monday
But he did follow up on a good deal.