Point the finger at Congress

Members of Congress have performed quite a trick: sitting on their hands and wringing them at the same time (“More say Oval Office is to blame,” Times/Bloomberg poll, June 26).

They blame the White House for high gasoline prices and our slowing economy while it is largely the result of their refusal to allow the use of our vast supply of coal, permit the production of our large offshore oil resources, facilitate the mining of oil shale, enable the building of nuclear facilities, etc.

In an attempt to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, Congress did approve the biofuel boondoggle, which has done little to increase the supply of gasoline while contributing mightily to a shortfall of foodstuffs and higher prices.

Please lay the blame for the current economic slowdown where it belongs: on Congress, not the White House.


Jefferson C. Romney

Westlake Village