The Truth Finally Comes Out About the Obama Administration and High Gas Prices

Finally, someone on the inside states the obvious:

President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices.

Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy.

Candor such as  this is so rare in our political system that it should be celebrated when it happens.  To achieve their objectives of environmental purity and economic nirvana, raising energy prices is an absolute necessity.  The problem, of course, is that since the days of Jimmy Carter in a sweater, the left has known that such a course is a political loser, so we end up with the endless sequence of hidden agendas and kabuki theatre that plagues our system.

One of the most frustrating parts of our political system is that no one really wants you to know what their real objectives are, so everyone blows smoke in your face.  This is a switch.  We should celebrate it and then make our voting choices  based on it.  Unfortunately, Americans are notorious for either going postal or becoming befuddled at the statement of the obvious, so it may not have the impact it deserves.

2 thoughts on “The Truth Finally Comes Out About the Obama Administration and High Gas Prices”

  1. This administration is as much to blame for high gas prices as GWB was to blame for 9/11. Even when told a month before 9/11 that “…FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings…” (http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB116/pdb8-6-2001.pdf) the POTUS was unable to stop the deaths of 3000 US citizens on American soil.

    Placed in context, President Obama’s influence on gasoline prices seems somewhat insignificant when compared to President Bush’s inability to stop Osama Bin Laden. Yet both are routinely blamed for not preventing such problems.

    Furthermore, gasoline inventories in the US are high and gasoline consumption is low (http://www.firstenercastfinancial.com/news/story/47389-oil-futures-crude-ends-higher-shrugging-inventory-build) while tensions with the Iranians and rising global demand are identified as the culprits in the recent rise in gasoline prices (http://www.firstenercastfinancial.com/news/story/47403-oil-futures-crude-rises-backed-china-data-iran-worries).

    Of all the GOB talking points put out to mislead the American Public (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/jon-stewart-rips-fox-news-for-mimicking-gop-talking-points.php), this is the easiest to debunk.

    1. Energy Secretary Chu has made this statement himself, how can this be just another “Republican talking point?”

      The quest for higher petrol prices as a method of moving energy conservation/new energy sources/reduction of CO2 emissions isn’t a particularly novel idea. The Europeans have been doing this for a long time via taxation, just go back to the old country and pull up to the pump. Since you can’t raise taxes on much of anything in the US, you have to take the opportunities that are in front of you, and that’s what this administration is doing, as it did with the economic collapse of 2008.

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