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PICKET: Flashback - Oil drilling permits down 36 percent under Obama
The Washington Times ^ | 10/17/12 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 10/16/2012 11:26:22 PM PDT by paltz

President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney engaged in a heated discussion over oil production during the president's first term during their second debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Tuesday night. President Obama insisted that oil production has been up and that the oil companies have been granted permits to drill but refuse to do so. Governor Romney, though, pointed out that the government is not granting many permits to oil companies, particularly on federal land.

"The most important thing we can do is to make sure we control our own energy. So here's what I've done since I've been president. We have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years," President Obama said. Natural gas production is the highest it's been in decades. We have seen increases in coal production and coal employment. But what I've also said is we can't just produce traditional source of energy. We've got to look to the future. That's why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars."

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1 posted on 10/16/2012 11:26:26 PM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz

“Here’s what I’ve done since I’ve been President.....”

As if he has been responsible for all the crude pumping on private land... Typical OBOZO, trying to claim credit where he has none.

2 posted on 10/16/2012 11:38:32 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: Combat_Liberalism

Read what some people said that caused the drop in Oil Prices in Oct 2008 and again on Dec 23, 2008.
No one wanted to SAY that oil prices dropped because thebut that had a lot to do with it.

Compare that information to the chart below.
To really understand fuel prices,you have to take a look at which party had control of the House and the Senate.
The Democrats took control of both the House and the Senate in 2006.

The National Debt, In One Chart

So I say AGAIN
3 posted on 10/16/2012 11:42:04 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: paltz

Chris Wallace said he had numbers in front of him that showed they were down 62%.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 11:48:55 PM PDT by TigersEye ( - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

The audacity of his lies was stunning. He stood there and arrogantly denied what he has done, took credit for what he didn’t do and blamed his failures on everyone else. He has no conscience. Millions unemployed, millions on food stamps, overwhelming debt....the man is a monster.

5 posted on 10/16/2012 11:55:45 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Aria

He is indeed. I think he knows exactly what he is doing and he is very pleased with what he has done to this country.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 12:02:51 AM PDT by TigersEye ( - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: paltz

7 posted on 10/17/2012 2:06:38 AM PDT by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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