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Like the gas prices – Don’t get used to it

Posted by Jim Rector on December 19, 2008

I just paid $1.46/gal. for gas to fill up my Chevy Blazer. I loved paying around $20 to fill it up compared to over $60 a few short months ago. If you figure five fill ups in one month that’s $200 bucks added to my bottom line for just that one vehicle. What a way to stimulate the economy!

If you, like me enjoy this, don’t get used to it. Barack Obama is putting together his ‘environment’ team and has chosen Steven Chu as Energy Secretary. This does not bode well for those of us who believe it’s better to have cheap energy and think going after our own resources is the right thing to do.

Consider these quotes:

“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.

And, considering that around 50% of our electricity is generated by coal, this comment by Mr. Chu is very troubling:

“Coal is my worst nightmare”

If the Obama administration, along with a complicit congress restrict the use of coal at all you’ll see your electricity rates jump 300-400%. Would you like your light bill that’s now $100 to be $400? Not me. How about $8/gal. gasoline? Shame, shame. The great thing about this country is that were NOT Europe. This is America and the great thing about this country is that since our inception we’ve been DIFFERENT from every other country and I want it to stay that way.

I encourage everyone to contact their Senator, especially if their Republican and encourage them to block this appointment. We don’t need enviro-wackos in the highest pinnacles of our government.

(HT/Armchair Energist)

Ok, after some more research I have to give Steven Chu some props for being for nuclear power. But I still don’t want someone who thinks gasoline needs to be $8/gal.

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