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I’m a little ticked off about gas prices, how about you?

Posted by Jim Rector on January 4, 2011

Top Five Things Obama Has Done to Raise Gasoline Prices

So gas is back up around $3.00/gal here in Texas and higher in a lot of places. I’ve heard some experts predict $3.75/gal this spring. What really ticks me off it that it’s totally unnecessary! What we have is run-away regulation that’s forcing unnecessary “rules” down our throats while bypassing the will of the people through their elected representatives. I love that the courts have put on hold the EPA’s attempt to take over air quality permitting in the state of Texas. I hope this holds and we have a rash of courts blocking the Obama Administration of forcing rules on us through regulation. If it has merit, make the case and get it passed. It’s only third-world, tin-horn, dictatorships that rule via edict.

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The blog link above describes five things Obama and his comrades have done to raise gasoline prices. I’m convinced that this is by design and what Obama really wants. I mean come on, he actually is on record saying that under his plan of cap-n-trade energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket”.

You can read the explanations by clicking the link above but the main things Obama has done are:

  • Cancelling existing permits
  • Needlessly delaying offshore leasing
  • Pushing for more taxes on American energy
  • Imposing a moratorium on oil and gas drilling
  • Issuing a new offshore drilling ban

Even though Obama has supposedly lifted the Ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf, oil companies are still waiting for approval to drill. Drilling Is Stalled Even After Ban Is Lifted.

He claims to want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. These things to NOTHING to accomplish that goal and only push us further towards foreign dependency. Hopefully the Republicans can stick to their guns, articulate the message, and stop these things in their tracks and give us some real energy reform. Reform that puts America, Americans, and American jobs first.

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