Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gas Prices

I went to fill the pickup truck earlier this week, and I found that gas prices have jumped about 30 cents a gallon locally to $3.50 per gallon.  Damn!  I'm not the only one who has noticed, as this article tries to explain the phenomena.

I do note, for the record, that when George W. Bush left office, gas was at $1.68 per gallon locally.  Now, at $3.50, President Obama has more than doubled the price of gasoline, in line with his stated goals.  His energy secretary thinks that Green Energy is the way to go, and he's holding up drilling on federal land, failing to approve the Keystone Pipeline, and generally causing higher energy prices at a time when America has more energy than we've ever had.  As a matter of fact the Obama administration has said that they'd like to get gasoline prices to $8.00 per gallon.
In fact, he said that "somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe," which are in the neighborhood of $8 a gallon.
President Obama doesn't believe in cheap energy. Period. He wants to bankrupt us all. All you folks who voted for him can thank him at the pump.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Over $4.00/gal in California... sigh