Coming very soon to a gas station near you:
Gas Prices Reach Five Dollars a Gallon in the Nation’s Capital
Gas prices reach five dollars per gallon at a gas station in Washington, DC on April 19, 2011. Unrest in the Middle East and price speculation have steadily led to higher oil
It wasn’t long ago that Barack Obama was saying that high fuel prices would be good for the country as long as they rose slowly enough that your stupid brain wouldn’t notice:
John Harwood asked then-Senator Obama, “Could the high prices help us?” And Obama responded:
OBAMA: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that, ehh, this is such a shock t’American pocketbooks is not a good thing. Uh, but if we take some steps right now t’, uh, help people make the adjustment – first of all by putting more money into their pockets, but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more quickly, particularly US automakers.
And Obama’s appointments – particularly his appointment of the Secretary of Energy - affirm that he doesn’t mind you paying up the wazoo at every fill-up:
Obama’s appointments reflect his determination to drive up oil prices and therefore force the American people against their will to embrace his radical leftist energy agenda. Take Obama’s Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, who has stated on the record that he wanted to“figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” And at the time he said those words, gasoline prices were close to $8 a gallon.
Gas prices have DOUBLED since Obama assumed the presidency.
Hold him responsible. Get him out of the Oval Office before he poisons America even more.
But as long as Obama – and probably as long as any Democrat – occupies the White House, you will not see America bothering to harness it’s own abundant natural resources no matter who gets hurt.
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