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Obama administration vows inaction on rising gas prices
IBD Editorials ^ | March 1, 2012 | Andrew Malcom

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 7dollargas; bhofascism; democrats; drillheredrillnow; gasprices; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile; oil; remembernovember
That will surely get him reelected /s
1 posted on 03/01/2012 4:00:33 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
He added, "The overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil."

Yeah, like Antarctica inhabitants, they have very little dependency on oil and are doing just fine...

2 posted on 03/01/2012 4:14:01 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kaslin

November can’t come quickly enough.


3 posted on 03/01/2012 4:15:24 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: tgusa

It sure can’t


4 posted on 03/01/2012 4:18:29 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

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.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 4:25:31 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Kaslin

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


6 posted on 03/01/2012 4:27:46 PM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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To: Kaslin

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).


7 posted on 03/01/2012 4:29:40 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Kaslin

Americans love high gas prices - that’s why we keep voting for these people.

Now go pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)


8 posted on 03/01/2012 4:29:49 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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Obama - don’t have to worry about paying my mortgage or putting gas in my car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI


9 posted on 03/01/2012 4:31:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

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.


10 posted on 03/01/2012 4:51:53 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Kaslin

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.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 5:01:46 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.williamjohnstone.net/New-2011/PhoenixRising.html

“Phoenix Rising” by William Johnstone.

An omen?


12 posted on 03/01/2012 5:01:54 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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"Chu replied, "No."

F-You Obama!

13 posted on 03/01/2012 5:36:25 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Wenn Sie etwas sehen, sagen Sie etwas!)
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To: ArchAngel1983

F-You Obama!


FUBO!!!


14 posted on 03/01/2012 8:49:39 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kaslin

Stealing a page from the Herman Cain campaign, the Obama Administration yesterday announced its own “999” plan!

It’s $9.99 a gallon for gasoline!


15 posted on 03/02/2012 11:27:47 AM PST by 2harddrive
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