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(AP) - Speaking in Miami, President Barack Obama says simply calling for more drilling is just a "bumper sticker," not a real plan for bringing down rising gas prices. Seeking to draw a contrast with Republican presidential hopefuls, Obama says the focus on drilling is just "a strategy to get politicians through an election."Obama says his administration's "all-of-the-above strategy," which includes oil, gas, wind and solar power, is the "only real solution" to the nation's energy challenges.Confronting public anxiety over rising gas prices, Obama says the current spike is a "painful reminder" of why developing new energy is critical to the nation's future.
In a press release, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the president's record doesn't match his rhetoric. Blunt says " In the three years since President Obama took office, national gas prices have doubled while families and job creators struggle to make ends meet. Meanwhile Americans are bracing for fuel costs to hit four dollars a gallon this summer."
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