Skip to comments.Obama administration vows inaction on rising gas prices
Posted on 03/01/2012 4:00:31 PM PST by Kaslin
Finally, after weeks of historically high seasonal gas prices that are squeezing the budgets of millions of Americans, the Obama administration has provided its answer about the fuel's future and relief.
Energy Secy. Stephen Chu was asked in a House hearing this week if "the overall goal (of President Obama) is to get our price lower?"
Chu replied, "No."
He added, "The overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil."
Actually, Chu let the administration's real agenda out of the bag back in December of 2008, hours after being named Energy secretary. Raise gas prices high enough to make expensive alternatives seem a more reasonable expense.
"Somehow," Chu told the Wall Street Journal, "we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." That unpolitical but revealing quote has haunted this White House ever since.
While this Democrat president can't make many claims to genuine achievement in the first 1,136 days of his presidency, he has made impressive progress in raising the price of gasoline for American drivers more than halfway to Europe's $8-$9 a gallon level. Gas was $1.84 a gallon way back when Aretha Franklin's huge hat sang in the Obama administration.
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Yeah, like Antarctica inhabitants, they have very little dependency on oil and are doing just fine...
November can’t come quickly enough.
It sure can’t
At first, I thought the article would turn out to be satire, but it isn’t. The Republicans better use these quotes in their ads this fall.
His worshippers BELIEVE in anything he does. $10 a gallon gas? That’s okay. He knows what’s best for us for he is a god. sarc
They speak of ‘weaning’ us from petroleum, however, when you wean a child from the bottle, you generally have something else to feed him. We went from coal to oil, not because we were running out of coal, but because oil provided more energy, and was easier to handle ( a fuel pump, rather than men with shovels).
Americans love high gas prices - that’s why we keep voting for these people.
Now go pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)
Hmm, gas prices and their effects are one thing big brother can’t sweep under the rug. Let dear leader and his useful idiots pull their green energy swindle and see what happens when people have to choose between filling the tank to get to work and buying a week’s worth of groceries.
We all have our definition of “action”, so be careful what you wish for.
In our world, “action” would be defined as drilling. In Obama’s world, “action” is defined as draining price controls (which means hours-long gas lines, guaranteed) and depleting the Strategic Reserve.
“Phoenix Rising” by William Johnstone.
Stealing a page from the Herman Cain campaign, the Obama Administration yesterday announced its own 999 plan!
Its $9.99 a gallon for gasoline!