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Obama's Oil Policies And High Prices
You'll Be Lucky If You Have Any Change Left In Your Pockets!
Stay On Topic Please
I decided to put the sub-headline up there because there seems to be a growing tendency by some readers to stray far from the discussion an article is supposed to generate. My primary rule, since I tend to moderate my own articles, is to try to stay on topic. The other day I wrote a Hub about high gas prices as they relate to Obama and several users came on and went all over the place with deflection. That is what it is when one does that and nothing more - deflection. So lets play by the rules of basic blogging and one of the primary rules is to stay on topic. If you care to see what I'm talking about then go to the link below, read the article if you haven't then scroll down and read the comments. The subject matter of this Hub is akin to the link but a bit different, but it remains on the lack of good energy policies and Obama. He said he was going to cut the price of gasoline and that has not happened because he had no intention of that happening. It was just empty campaign rhetoric. It sounded good. So off we go...
The Foundation For This Hub
- High Fuel Prices And Obama
Rising fuel prices are becoming a crisis. This article focuses on how the Obama administration's energy policies have purposely caused a large part of this dilemma.
There are a number of factors that are contributing to what we are seeing at the pump these days and the lack of a sound energy policy by this administration is right up there at the top of the list. When your energy policy is geared toward making the cost of all energy more expensive then that is what you will see and that is exactly what we are seeing. I had to gas up yesterday as I went to work and my wallet went into spasms.
What I can't figure out is how, or why, Obama can claim there is nothing he can do about rising prices. That just isn't true because the policies he has implemented since taking office and the things he has failed to do have been a contributing factor to rising energy prices. At this point I ask that you take a close look at the graphic below and note the details. Those are FACTS and specifics. Those are the result of what Obama has, or hasn't, done to insure your energy dollars stretch as far as possible. Right now they are blowing big holes in my budget. Yes, unlike the federal government I live on a budget.
Just The Facts
There may be nothing he can do about it now. It is what he has done, or failed to do, that has led us to this point now. Yes, there are other contributing factors but hi9s pursuit of chasing windmills with his green initiatives by purposely stifling domestic oil production is key. When you have the Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, publicly states and I quote, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the cost of gasoline to the levels in Europe," how can anyone say that what is contained in the chart above is accidental by this administration? That is exactly what Obama wants to see happen so that he can convince the American public that he has to squander our tax dollars trying to pick the winners and losers in the energy supply field. That is his agenda and those on the left can deny it all they want. He is practicing crony capitalism to the max. Do they get that too and want to deny that also?
Now according to Obama there isn't anything he can do to relieve the crisis while real experts on the subject disagree with Obama and his elitist left wing snob crowd. Yes, I did say snobs. Here's an interesting link that lists ten (10) things that should be done and done now. I won't list them here as I know you can read the link. but the concepts there are usually known to be sound, proven concepts.
It Isn't Magic Obama. It Is Sound Policies.
- 10 Ways Obama Could Reduce Gasoline Prices Now | RedState
Tulsa World headline:Obama: No magic bullet to lower gas prices WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says there is no easy answer to the problem of rising
The facts are that from 2009 through 2012 oil production is down by 120 million barrels. Permits issued for Gulf of Mexico drilling are at an all time low. As the chart shows drilling plans being approved by this administration are down 23% just during the last two months. Do the math. If the historical average is 73% what is wrong with that picture? The facts are that Obama nixed the Keystone Pipeline saying there wasn't enough time to study the impact when impact studies have been going on for years. Did he fool you with that lie? Everything is pointing downward when you plug in this administration's energy policies but the price of fuel and petroleum products which are skyrocketing. And here we have an empty suit sitting up there as the President of the United States shrugging his shoulders and telling the nation there is no silver bullet to solve the problem. There is no silver bullet and I will agree with him on that. What there should be, and there isn't, is a sound domestic energy policy that will insure our nation is as close to being as self-sufficient, if not self-sufficient, in meeting our near term energy needs without busting the wallets of the consumer in the process.
We Need Sound Leadership, Not Silver Bullets.
Let me close with this video which is a real eye opener. Of course, as I found out the other day from a reader, this expert in the field who only has a PhD in the subject he is discussing doesn't know what he is talking about. I had to consider the source since I hear Obama say that about people all the time too. It seems to now be part of the left wing lexicon.
Why Aren't We Using Our Own Resources? Now There Is A Good Question?
Have a nice day. I have to work today to make more money to pay for rising energy prices, fuel prices, food prices and everything else that is going up because of the lack of leadership in our nation. But you know what? I will remember in November.
The Frog Prince