Obama Uses Weekly Address To Blame Self For Rising Gas Prices
Just kidding. He whines about Republicans and blames oil companies
Is it just me, or does that address, which he uses every week, seem rather unpresidential? Then again, look who we’re talking about.
These days, we’re getting another painful reminder why developing new energy is so important to our future. Just like they did last year, gas prices are starting to climb. Only this time, it’s happening earlier. And that hurts everyone — everyone who owns a car; everyone who owns a business. It means you have to stretch your paycheck even further. Some folks have no choice but to drive a long way to work, and high gas prices are like a tax straight out of their paychecks.
Perhaps if you Dems would stop blocking new drilling, because all your “new energy” policies are doing exactly zip to alleviate rising energy prices.
Now, some politicians always see this as a political opportunity. And since it’s an election year, they’re already dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas. I’ll save you the suspense: Step one is drill, step two is drill, and step three is keep drilling. We hear the same thing every year.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but, I never heard George Bush use the official White House weekly address in such a blatant partisan attack manner. But, then, what else does Obama have? He can’t discuss his record, just blame, attack, and unicorn in every garage ideas.
Well the American people aren’t stupid. You know that’s not a plan — especially since we’re already drilling. It’s a bumper sticker. It’s not a strategy to solve our energy challenge. It’s a strategy to get politicians through an election.
Sure seems to work well in actual practice. When one has more oil, prices come…..down! Countries which produce tons of oil have much lower gas prices. Bahrain has a gas price of about 91 cents. And, yeah, Americans aren’t stupid, and understand Obama is clueless, incompetent, and foolish.
You know there are no quick fixes to this problem, and you know we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices. If we’re going to take control of our energy future and avoid these gas price spikes down the line, then we need a sustained, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy — oil, gas, wind, solar, nuclear, biofuels, and more. We need to keep developing the technology that allows us to use less oil in our cars and trucks; in our buildings and plants. That’s the strategy we’re pursuing, and that’s the only real solution to this challenge.
Don’t worry prices will come down at some point. In the future. After the economy tanks.
Right now, four billion of your tax dollars subsidize the oil industry every year. Four billion dollars.
Imagine that. Maybe some of you are listening to this in your car right now, pulling into a gas station to fill up. As you watch those numbers rise, know that oil company profits have never been higher. Yet somehow, Congress is still giving those same companies another four billion dollars of your money. That’s outrageous. It’s inexcusable. And it has to stop.
See? It’s the fault of the Evil Oil Companies. Not Obama’s. Nothing is his fault. Folks who do not set the price of a barrel of oil are to blame. But, hey, “there’s no silver bullet” to solving this. Except removing tax breaks and giving them to manufacturers, who would see their prices rise as gas prices rise, making them uncompetitive with countries like China. Now, that’s a great plan! Chump.