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High Fuel Prices And Obama
Bad Policies Equal High Fuel Prices
Feeling uncomfortable yet when you pull up to fill up your trusty steed? Experts say it's going to get worse before it ever gets better. I caught part of Obama's teleprompter speech which once again was in the campaign mode and his usual snide, smart alecky self. One thing was apparent, even though he chided others about drilling. He doesn't have a clue about what to do to solve the crisis. He keeps wanting to spout off about "people not knowing what they're talking about." Since when is Obama an expert on energy. He has squandered billions so far, to the tune of 25 big ones, of our tax dollars like Don Quixote chasing windmills and his answer is to double down on alternative sources of energy. Yeah, that's the answer since we're far from reality in that arena.
So lets revisit a few of his energy statements made in the past just for S&G's. What we are seeing as far as "policy" is purposeful. Part of the overall mix of the crisis is the policies of this administration concerning this nation weaning itself off of foreign oil. We have plenty right here in our nation to meet our own needs and help break OPEC's back. The hiking of energy and fuel prices has been in his plan all along. His thing is the green thing, not the American consumer who has to pay for the nonsense that has been going on at the pump, besides watching our tax dollars go to his green initiative buddies who one by one are ending up in bankruptcy court. Don't believe it's intentional. Watch the short video here.
At Our Expense?
Wait a minute. When he was campaigning in 2008 he was peddling the snake oil that policies under his administration would bring down the price of gas. Oh really? Is that what we see? What we have is record high gas prices that are projected to climb higher. Drill, Baby, Drill! His answer now seems to be to shrug his shoulders and say there isn't anything he can do about it. Oh really? Then I suggest he stop pointing his bony finger at other people and ridiculing their ideas. He has that act down pat.
Has he hidden his agenda? Not in the least. His agenda is to pacify the tree huggers of the country while the rest of the nation pays an exorbitant price for what rightfully belongs to the citizens of this nation and not the federal government. The government's roll is to issue permits to drill on land owned by the citizens of this country, nothing more and nothing less should be the case. We, the people own the public lands and all that area off of our shores for 12 miles. We own it, not Obama and his administration.
This nonsense has been going on for over 30 years now. All talk and no action is what we have seen. It's been the same old "I'm going to block what you try to do" politics for too long. The mindset has been "it's going to take 10 years to see any results" from the Democrats every time the expansion of domestic drilling has hit the table. Take the case to the mid-90s. Republicans put it on the table and Democrats blocked it with that rationale. Ten years later, without seeing any results, it was brought to the table again. Same rationale and same results - nothing was accomplished. Now ten years later what are we facing? You got it - record high gasoline prices.
Ever hear of the Bakken region in the Dakota's? If not then Google it. There's a drilling boom occurring up there and they can't get it out of there fast enough. I believe that Obama would stop that boom if he could, but he can't. The reason he can't is because it's on private land, not public. Lets go back and repeat. Public lands belong to the people of this nation, not the Obama administration. The drilling has virtually stopped during his tenure on public land. Why? To appease environmentalists or to exercise his agenda? His agenda is now proving to be very expensive for the American consumer.
Now Listen To This Analysis
All the blah, blah, blah about new high speed sources of energy and put everyone in what one author calls "battery powered clown mobiles" needs to be pulled to the curb. Americans don't want a Chevy Volt. That's made by Government Motors and we don't want the rolling caskets. We sure don't need our gas prices to reach the prices people are paying in Europe. This is the United States of America and all this trying to mirror Europe that Obama is intent upon is insanity. At the time Stephen Chu, the Energy Secretary, made that stupid statement the price was sitting at $7 to $8 a gallon. Sure that's just what we need. The world, and economies of the world, run on fossil fuels whether Obama likes it or not.
It's time to start solving the problem. It's all about, or should be about, becoming energy independent concerning fossil fuels. Our resources are there as the good Doctor below points out.
Here's One Solution. Short And Sweet.
This has been purposeful and at our expense. Enough is enough.
The Frog Prince