Obama should arrest himself since no other individual on the planet is more responsible for rising gas prices than him
President “Necessarily Skyrocket” Obama Baffled by Rising Gas Prices
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The same person who promised to bankrupt coal plants and cause electricity prices to “necessarily skyrocket” as a candidate would have us believe that he has nothing to do with Americans paying $4 or more a gallon at the gas pump now that he is President. According to Obama, it’s all a mystery to him.
Last week Obama feigned righteous anger towards “traders and speculators” whom he called responsible for our predicament. He promised to hunt down and prosecute any “manipulation in the oil markets”. In that case I guess Obama should arrest himself since no other individual on the planet is more responsible for rising gas prices than him.
His goal has always been to make energy less affordable. Ever since taking office Obama has worked relentlessly to demonize “dirty” fossil fuels and replace them with prohibitively expensive “green” energy. His administration has shut down oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, outer continental shelf and Western states and has given the EPA free reign to unilaterally set carbon emission limits (energy taxes) on American industries without the approval or input of Congress.
He has perpetuated the myth that America only has less than 2% of the world’s oil reserves. In reality the United States leads the world in recoverable fossil fuel deposits and given the right political environment, we wouldn’t have to import another drop of foreign oil for the next hundred years or so, if ever.
Obama’s latest “solutions” will only make things worse. Last week he called for transferring even more of our national wealth to the unicorns and pixie dust green energy economy and promised to eliminate “$4 billion in taxpayer subsidies we give to the oil and gas companies”, a cost that will “necessarily” be passed on to consumers.
I don’t know how many Americans are still buying Obama’s innocent act, but I have a feeling that regardless of party affiliation many will hold him personally responsible. Until the United States adopts a sensible energy policy that taps into our vast fossil fuel resources and stops throwing away billions on failed green technologies, gas prices will continue to rise.