Saturday, April 23, 2011

Obama on April 6: Get Used to High Gas Prices; Obama Today: Let's Go After Price Gougers

Amazing how quickly he can change his tune as he watches his approval ratings evaporate. A mere 17 days ago he told us to get used to living with $4 a gallon gas. Now he's singing another tune.
He said there are some steps the U.S. can take to improve the situation such as ramping up domestic oil production and ending subsidies for oil and gas firms.

"That’s $4 billion of your money going to these companies when they’re making record profits and you’re paying near record prices at the pump. It has to stop," Obama said.

"Instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy sources, we need to invest in tomorrow’s," he added, voicing his opposition to a proposal before Congress that would cut the government's clean energy investments by 70 percent.

Obama also pointed to a Justice Department task force launched Thursday with the sole aim of discovering fraud or manipulation in the oil markets, such as illegal trading or speculators, that may impact prices.

"We’re going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of the American people for their own short-term gain," Obama said.

The president acknowledged the added hardship of rising gas prices while the country is still recovering from a prolonged recession but said there are no quick solutions. Obama suggested Thursday that his lagging poll numbers are due to high gas prices nationwide.
Forget the fact people cannot afford gas much longer. It's all about The O.

Meanwhile, after burning up over 53,000 gallons of jet fuel on a grueling West Coast fundraising blitz this week, he'll be jetting to Chicago this week to tape an appearance with Oprah Winfrey before heading to New York City for more fundraisers. So remember, keep your tires properly inflated so we can conserve enough fuel for Obama's fundraising jaunts.


david djman114 said...

The Obungler has done a 180-degree turn and now is playing the finger-pointing blame game because he's run out of ways to avoid lifting the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Slope, but is too cowardly to actually admit it yet.   He's waiting for the weirdest news slot, perhaps after a plane crash or other catastrophe which would avert attention from a volte-face on his brain-dead moratorium. said...

He makes me sick.  Him and his fugly beard and all the brain dead lunatics he's put in charge of this country.

rich b said...

Maybe they ought to start with the federal taxes on a gallon of gas. We can go from there. The government has plenty of blame in this charade. And the Liar In Chief knows it. The sooner this POS is out of office the sooner we can get someone, anyone who has a real idea for an energy policy in place. I don't care if it's a demorat or a Republican. We're just drifting along without any real policy.