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Sarah Palin: Outrageous Gas Prices Are Such a Good Thing! Really!

By Sarah Palin

Outrageous Gas Prices Are Such a Good Thing! Really!

In 2006 the Democrats and the media screamed bloody murder over the high price of gas. When Barack Obama was inaugurated, the average gas price was $1.87 a gallon. Now that the price has more than doubled, what are the Democrats and the administration saying now?

If you guessed that high gas prices under Obama are somehow a good thing, give yourself a pat on the back. The liberal mindset is always an amazing thing to behold.


In Tuesday night’s debate, among all of the lies and nonsense that spewed out of Obama’s mouth, he actually claimed the reason gasoline prices were less than half under President Bush than they are under Obama, is because the economy is bad.

~ Gary

2nd presidential debate, Barack Obama falsely claims that low gas prices come from a bad economy. This means that Obama actually wants you to pay more for gasoline.

However, the less money you have because of high prices, the less money you can contribute to the economy. Higher prices means more people struggling to survive. Yet Obama thinks people will benefit from higher prices.

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Meme: Politicians Can’t Do Much About Gas Prices

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President Obama’s Latest Plot to Raise Gasoline Prices

By Gary P Jackson

This morning Barack Obama, standing in the Rose Garden, called on Congress to end what he called “subsidies,” in actuality, tax breaks, to the oil companies.

Now one could make the case that it’s not a bad idea to stop subsidizing, or giving tax breaks to a lot of energy businesses, but with near record high gasoline prices, the last thing we need is for the president to do something that would only cause those prices to go higher. You can bet any increase in taxes to Big Oil will translate to higher prices at the gas pump.

Let’s not forget, Obama promised that under his plan, energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket.” So far he’s keeping his word.

Thankfully the Senate voted and said “no thanks” to Obama’s plan.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s plea to Congress to end $4 billion in tax subsidies to oil companies was rebuffed Thursday as the Senate turned back a Democratic bill to repeal the tax breaks.

Moments after Obama made his election-year appeal in the White House Rose Garden, the Senate failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote to proceed to a measure that would have ended the subsidies. Obama had argued that Americans are getting hit twice — once at the gas pump, and once more by sending billions of dollars in tax subsidies to oil companies.

I think it’s time they got by without more help from taxpayers who are already having a tough enough time paying the bills and filling up their gas tank,” the president said. “And I think it’s curious that some folks in Congress, who are the first to belittle investments in new sources of energy, are the ones that are fighting the hardest to maintain these giveaways for the oil companies.

The Senate vote was 51-47, short of the 60 votes necessary. Two Republicans voted to procede to the legislation — Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. But four Democrats rejected the effort — Sens. Jim Webb of Virginia, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mark Begich of Alaska.

Prior to the vote, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell challenged Obama and Democratic leaders.

Is this the best we have to offer folks who are staring at $4 a gallon gasoline? A bill that even Democrats admit won’t do anything to lower the price of gas?” the Kentucky lawmaker asked.

Obama said oil companies are pulling in record profits and shouldn’t get taxpayer help when that money could be used on alternative energy. Obama, up for re-election, has sought to align himself with people frustrated by high gas prices.

Many congressional Republicans said cutting the tax breaks would lead to higher fuel prices, raising costs on oil companies and affecting their spending on exploration. Obama couldn’t end the subsidies when Democrats controlled Congress earlier in his term.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama would continue pressing for repeal of the subsidies.

That was an unfortunate vote,” he said of Thursday’s Senate action. Obama “won’t stop calling for this, it makes zero sense to have the American taxpayer subsidize oil and gas companies who are enjoying record profits.

Obama spoke before a crowd in the Rose Garden that included representatives from energy, business and environmental groups, as well as people who wrote on social media sites about how rising gas costs affected their finances.

As we know, raising energy prices also means the cost of everything else goes up. As transportation costs rise, so do food prices and prices on other essentials. So what Obama is proposing is going to effect every single American in a negative way.

One of the things Obama said in his speech today was that he was for “all of the above” when it comes to energy development, a patently false statement. We all know the regime has backed numerous failed “green” companies like Solyndra, Fisker, and of course, General Motors and the Chevy Volt. More taxpayer money has been wasted on these programs, and others, like ethanol, than the oil company subsidies. At least with Big Oil, we have something to show for it.

There is only one way to make America truly energy independent, and that’s to start using our own natural resources. We already know that we have at least 300 years worth of recoverable crude oil alone. We have like amounts of natural gas and coal as well. There is no excuse for us not to be energy independent. There also no excuse for the Obama regime’s misuse of tax payer dollars, rewarding cronies with Energy Department loans on projects that have no future.

I’m all for exploring alternative forms of energy, but the government has proven it is incapable of managing such an endeavor. It’s time for government to get out of the way, and let the free market determine what our best, most viable alternatives are.

BTW, it should be no surprise that Senator Obama was all for tax breaks for Big Oil. In 2005 he voted for $2 billion worth of the very incentives he now opposes. Check out RealClearPolitics as Obama’s Press Secretary, Jay Carney does a little shuck and jive for the cameras.

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Skyrocketing! Gasoline Prices Up 67 Percent Since Obama Took Office

By Gary P Jackson

When gasoline prices started to rise during the Bush administration the BLM [Blood Libel Media] flooded the airwaves with reports on high gasoline prices, and sob stories of how this would destroy people’s lives. They went into great detail to explain how the cost of gasoline would effect every product we buy, because of increased transportation costs. It was stunning. Not saying the media was wrong, but the priority they gave the coverage was stunning.

What’s even more stunning is the relative lack of coverage the BLM is giving the incredible rise in gasoline prices we are experiencing now. They are giving even less coverage as to why.

Mark Hemmingway at the Weekly Standard has a stunning report. In the first 26 months of the Obama regime, gasoline prices have skyrocketed upwards by an mind-blowing 67 percent! What makes this, and the BLM’s lack of coverage of it, so stunning, is during the first 26 months of Bush’s first term gasoline prices only rose 7 percent!

Ah, January of 2009. Hope was in the air, but more importantly, gas was under two dollars a gallon. Since then gas prices, have gone up 67 percent and it’s an ominously upward trend. Interestingly enough, the Heritage Foundation also took a look at the first 26 months of Bush’s presidency — gas only rose 7 percent during that time frame.

Now obviously turmoil in the Middle East has something to do with our current astronomical gas prices, but keep in mind that by this point in the Bush presidency 9/11 had happened and we were on the verge of invading Iraq. So while the president can’t be entirely responsible for global commodity prices, it’s still worth asking what Obama’s doing to make things worse.

After all, this is the President who told usWe can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.

This is the President that appointed a Secretary of the Interior that famously said he didn’t mind if gas hit $10 a gallon.

Let’s not forget that Obama has also imposed a moratorium on drilling, defying a court order that says his actions are illegal, and demanding the ban be lifted. Obama has been working behind the scenes to declare millions of acres of land in the western states “public monuments” as a way to tie up land, with much needed natural resources, making these rich, abundant resources off limits forever.

I’m not sure if Obama is a true “global warming” zealot, or just sees this as an excuse to destroy America as we know it, and enrich some of his cronies like George Soros, who is heavily invested in foreign oil as well as “green” technologies. Either way, it’s downright evil and it’s time for this madness to stop.

We have more than enough oil, natural gas, and coal to keep the United States completely energy independent for centuries. It’s time to drill baby, drill!

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