I read where Obama has appointed a panel to investigate high gasoline prices.
Being the good citizen that I am, I always want to help us find truth, justice and the American Way.
To do this, please return to the day Obama was sworn into office. If you filled up with gasoline the price was $1.61.
Link to a chart of average gasoline prices.
Yes, Bush's and Congress' actions had broken the back of the speculators.
But from that low prices have risen steadily to the current $3.87, a $2.26 increase.
Now why have they done this?
5:45 a.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Facing gas prices near $4 a gallon and a pivotal national election, congressional Democrats allowed a ban on offshore drilling to lapse in September
But times change, and on Tuesday, the Obama administration - with gas prices roughly half what they were and many Democrats’ having been swept into office - blocked offshore drilling plans put in place at the last minute by the Bush administration, including plans to open the national outer continental shelf for drilling.
Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar also announced last week that his agency would block drilling on public lands in Utah, criticizing the Bush administration for releasing its offshore drilling plan just days before leaving office.
Link to article.
So why did the President do that? Well, listen to what he had said the previous summer (2008).
Obama rambles on about how we are running out of oil, about how India and China are expanding. Then the interviewer asks, "...could oil prices help us?" Now, remember that we had just seen the highest oil prices in history. So the question was "could high oil prices help us?
So what did Obama say? That it would be okay if it was a gradual adjustment. We could help the people and our auto industry could adjust.
Now, do you understand why and what he did on February 11, 2009 and what has happened?
Obama actually thinks high oil prices are good.
At 2 minutes Obama is mocking anyone who drives a vehicle that gets 8 miles to the gallon. The man he's mocking responds that he has a big family. Obama is amazed and apparently put off at the news the man has ten children. Barry, who has never wanted for anything in his life, then says the father should buy a hybrid.
The man with ten kids who can't afford gas entirely due to Obama's policies he tells to go buy a brand new car.
Disgusting. Democrats are the party of the little guy. What a sick lie.
Bonus: At 2:40 Obama explains that they didn't change gas mileage standards through the law, they got everyone to agree to it. The first people that come to mind in his list of participants: auto workers. In other words, unions. But no, no, he isn't a Leftist or a socialist.
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