Monday, February 27, 2012

Thanks, Mr. President!

An hour ago, I paid $3.63.9 for regular unleaded. Thanks, Mr. President, that's change we can believe in.

We'd do well to remember what his Energy Secretary said in 2008.
“Somehow,” Chu said, “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
Folks seem to believe that this isn't the President's fault, but this soundbite won't go away. Then candidate Obama promised us in 2008 that he would make energy prices skyrocket, and so far, he's kept his promise.
You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.
He's keeping that promise and energy prices have gone up tremendously since he's been in office.

He promised us he'd do it, and he's doing it. The sooner we get this pretender out of office, the better off we'll all be.


Old NFO said...

I'm betting we'll see $5/gal before the election, 'maybe' that will get folks attention... sigh

HTRN said...

Believe it or not, he's not the reason why - gas usuage is way up in the rest of the world, while in the US it's down(in fact, the US became a net exporter of oil for the first time in decades just recently). Add in the fact that Iran is getting beligerant and threatening to cut off Europe, and you get the current skyhigh prices.

Anonymous said...

More of any product will reduce the price. The price of natural gas is down due to the expansion of fracking. Some drilling is being curtailed in the Barnett Shale due to low prices. The high price of gas is a direct result of obama's drilling policies.

Termite said...

Time to fire up the Goldwing, Pawpaw. It's getting on toward spring anyway......