President Barack Obama takes no responsibility for anything — including a 100 percent rise in gasoline prices since taking office as our 44th president.
Obama went on to state in an interview with Steve Harwood of MSNBC that he agreed with Chu that rising gas prices would be a good thing because it would force citizens to drive less and look to alternative forms of energy. He preferred “a gradual adjustment” in pricing as opposed to a rapid spike.
The president would like us to believe that U.S. oil production under his watch is at an all-time high. However, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson set the record straight: “Offshore drilling permits are being issued at less than half the rate of the previous administration. The average number of leases issued on public lands is less than half than during President Clinton’s term.”
The Obama administration’s energy plan all along was based upon the rise in energy costs in order to force Americans to be “greener.” Again in 2008, candidate Obama was perfectly content with soaring energy prices if it meant less greenhouse gas emissions. This is what he said: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
The president would rather invest U.S. taxpayer funds in failed energy companies like Solyndra and Ener1 than heed the advice of experts like Hoffmeister, a man with no axe to grind and someone who deals in reality rather than ideology.
A version of this article originally appeared on Newsmax.
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