Obama Pushes for $8-a-Gallon Gas

The Washington Times

With oil prices surging above $100 a barrel yesterday, consumers are realizing they will be paying a heavy price at the pump for the unrest in the Middle East. A perfect storm of foreign and domestic policy choices by the Obama administration has paved the way for European-style energy prices to arrive on these shores. Far from being alarmed, President Obama sees the prospect of $8 a gallon gas as an opportunity.

When it comes to energy, the White House has sought to augment government controls to prevent the “long-term threat of climate change, which if left unchecked could result in violent conflict, terrible storms, shrinking coastlines and irreversible catastrophe,” in Mr. Obama‘s words. Making energy more expensive is exactly what the administration’s “cap and trade” scheme is meant to do. The theory is that pricier power will be used more frugally, which in turn will appease Mother Earth into blessing us with cooler weather. Mr. Obama expressed the same outlook in May when – with oil at $61 a barrel – he signed a memorandum dictating to automakers the kinds of cars they will be allowed to sell. At the time, Mr. Obama noted with trepidation, “The impetus for action would fade when gas prices started to go back down”…

It’s not possible for domestic production to relieve the pressure from international uncertainty. Mr. Obama and congressional Democrats have blocked drilling in places like Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in millions of acres of federal lands and in offshore locations. Mr. Obama even took advantage of the BP oil disaster to shut down operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Obama points to the small amount of oil currently produced at home to conclude, “We can’t drill our way out of the problem.” That’s only a true statement as long as the current policies place 67 percent of America’s reserves off-limits.

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  1. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO IMPEACH THIS IDIOT!????? OF COURSE, THIS IS ALLLL GOING JUST THE WAY HE AND HIS CO-HERTS WANT IT TO…..HE SHOULD GET HIMSELF A BANNER AND WEAR IT ACROSS HIS CHEST THAT SAYS "DESTROY AMERICA" … THIS IS WHAT KISSINGER MEANT WHEN HE MADE THE COMMENT ABOUT OBAMA BEING BRED FOR THIS TIME IN HISTORY (NOT EXACT WORDS, BUT SAME THING). HOW DOES HE FIGURE RAISING THE GAS PRICES ARE GOING TO MAKE US 'MORE FRUGILE'…WE HAVE TO GET TO WORK, GROCERY STORES, ETC. WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO? STOP GOING ANYWHERE!!! HE AND HIS WIFE OUGHT TO THINK ABOUT ALL THE MONEY THEY ARE SPENDING WITH ALL THE TRIPS THEY GO ON….THAT ARE NOT NECESSARY…JUST FOR FUN!!! he does what he wants, when he wants, and probably to who he wants,…GET HIM OUT!!!!

    • I think he has been trained since he was a boy to be in this position so that he can destroy America
      he was groomed by Muslims could he be the anti-Christ ????

  2. Enough of this oil BS. Big Petro is killing us.
    Cold Fusion: A Story of Suppressed Technology http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/suppre

  3. Yes, it's an "opportunity" for his buddies to get RICHER at the expense of the plebeians.

  4. Shucksters says:

    obama and soros need to go down. Someone in government needs to find his nuts and call for an impeachment. If we are going to pay $8 a gallon for gas because of this POS, you can bet I will find a way to pass it back to the gov't by lowering my "adjusted gross income" on my next tax form. Nothing is free. If the marxist thinks he can screw us, we can screw him back. one way or the other.

    • Larry RVN Vet says:

      It's so sad that we are totally defenseless. I have found no one in the USG that has a set of nuts except to ensure that you are screwed real good. I think they all drink out of the same jug. In regards to your "adjusted gross income", this POS and his radical thugs have already countered that by shoring up the IRS. They are going to question any and everything. The POS told O'Reilly in interview that he has not raised taxes, but lowered them twice in two years. I am retired Navy with 26 years. I have have not had a raise of any kind going on three years. Last week I received a letter that an additional $50.00 was being deducted as Income Tax, plus our medical insurance expenses are going up. I really feel good that the 'Plow Mule" just hired a professional shopper to assist her in her shopping. Thank You! Anyhow, the progressives (commies) have got their plan in motion (cause the people to uprise) and it's working all over the globe. This is something bigger than one set of nuts can stop. Let's pray we make it to 2012 and we can turn the wheel. I'd sure hate to be the person to follow behind that POS african.

      • Thank you for your 26 years Larry. I did my time as well, for awhile. You are retired now. You have more "loopholes" available to you now than you may know. All you need to do is start a "business". Go down to the County Clerks Office and file a DBA (doing business as). Then do your business. Everything you do or spend is YOUR BUSINESS. Get it? When it comes time to file, get online and find yourself an on-line filing service…like TaxAct.

        Everything you do for your business is filed in a Schedule C form, if you have a "farm" or a "hunting lease", file a Schedule F (Farm loss or gain). You can have multiple Sch C's. I have written off losses for 20 years.
        Never let anyone tell you the myth that you can only have a loss for five years, that's BS.
        The only time the IRS has you by the nuts is when you collect a paycheck from an employer. The rest of the time, you are in control. Learn "creative writing". Most novelists don't get paid what I have made over the years. Get it?

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        • Larry RVN Vet says:

          Shuckerters: Thanks for the info. I had a small business going for 14 years after I retired from the USN. You are right. I forgot about that stuff. I still think they are going to have a scope on what we do. If you don't have a 1099, it'll be hard to prove, especially, if we are operating in the underground ecomony. Good luck my friend.

          • Shucksters says:

            Good Luck to You as well! Just keep it in cash. Get yourself some "junk" silver, it will come in handy one of these days. I think "they" are so overwhelmed with the sheer numbers, "they" really don't have a clue. Look who's running the agency…Timmy. He doesn't even know how to do his own taxes. It doesn't take much to think around people who can't think outside the box. It was good chatting with you.

  5. Mike Grever says:

    This individual has committed many impeachable offenses, so let's do it and send him back to his home-country.

    • Ruby Stewart says:

      I HAVE DECIDED—NO ONE– REPUBLICAN– DEMOCRAT –CONSERVATIVE– JOE BLOW– NO ONE HAS THE GUTS OR WHAT-EVER ——— TO DO ONE THING. EXCEPT FOLLOW HIM AROUND LIKE A LAP DOG. AIR FORCE ONE NEEDS TO BE HIGHACKED TO THE MIDDLE OF THE AFRICAN NATION AND EXPLODED IN MID AIR. I HAVE NEVER FELT THIS WAY ABOUT A PRESIDENT BEFORE. NOT EVEN CARTER, AS SORRY AS HE WAS.GOD IS GOING TO PUNISH ME FOR THIS. BUT GOD JUST NEEDS TO COME TAKE US HOME. I BELIEVE OBAMA IS TRYING TO MAKE US ALL DO SOMETHING WE DO NOT WANT TO DO. WHEN PEOPLE CAN NOT FEED THEIR FAMILY, THEY TAKE DRASTIC MEASURES.

  6. I WILL TAKE A GASOLINE CAN-PAY $8.00 FOR ONE GALLION-AND POUR IT DOWN OBAMA'S THROAT!

  7. As if the gas prices weren't high enough! What a f*cking *ssh*le! Get him the H*ll out of our White House….NOW!

    • WHEN's the last time someone stuffed a bar of Ivory Soap down your throat. You are reducing yourself to a level considerably lower than what you consider the President of our country to be at.
      I'm not crazy about him either, but certainly your foul mouth with many other CONSIDERATE PEOPLE on this board – could be tamed down, and you would still get your point across.

  8. robert casados says:

    I pray every night that he would stop a bullet with his forehead 762×51 sorry but this is how i fell shame on me.

    • PO'ed American says:

      Shame on me, too, because that's how I feel all the time. As far as I can see, there is no way to stop him except to execute him. We tried electing a new Congress, but they're already rolling over, belly up. The Obama war machine is intent on destroying America, period. Therefore, he is a traitor. Forget impeachment. Let's just get right to the executions. Make it a public hanging, broadcasted to every single TV in this country.

      • Rub Stewart says:

        I can not even say shame on me anymore… I have so much fear and hate built up for this man. And you are right. We elected a new House in November.. They are as sorry as Obama is. Other wise they would be doing more to stop what he is doing to this country.

    • Larry RVN Vet says:

      A 7.62 x 39 would probably be more comfortable for him, being that is the caliber of his people. However, giving him a 762.X51 would make it more American and NATO that he loves (He loves the NATO, not America). That too is how I feel.

  9. obummer doesn't have the right to tell companies what kind of cars they can sell or to tell the citizens of this country what they can buy or sell.
    I wish he would go to hell.

    • Ruby Stewart says:

      Dee, He is definately on his way. And taking us down with him. I have had to put a rod in my backbone– otherwise I would be a disaster. Don't know how long , We can keep going.

  10. Fortitude1 says:

    Why hasn't he been impeached by now? Why hasn't all the things he has done been enough? This whole scenario is making the USA look like a bunch of weak dunces and available for the picking. Someone has got to call a halt to this disaster. What is it coing to take?

    • The senate would have to vote for impeachment and that won't happen, unless enough dems who do love America would side with the republicans to get a majority yes vote. I'd love for his ineligibility to be proven to make null and void all of his legislation, supreme court picks, etc. Seems the easiest way to rid this country of this vermin.

    • Ellen Sandfer says:

      Because until this year the House was controlled by Democrats and it's the House that impeaches. Now even though the House is controlled by the Republicans and they might vote to impeach, the Senate is still controlled by the Democrats and they won't vote to remove him from office.

      Plus, did it ever occur to anyone that the American people are getting just exactly the government they deserve? It doesn't matter how bad he is or what he does, the liberal press is going to blame it on the Republicans and there is a certain segment of the population that would vote for him every time he ran. They're not going to care either. All they want is a black man in the White House and to be able to tell their children and grandchildren how they 'made' history.

  11. What worry me is that there is so much more going on behind the scenes than we know about .. I think the politicians know exactly what were facing and maybe are having to walk easy on some issues such as impeachment and others.. I think they have to make sure there is no back lash from the people or to the people before 2012.. We need to have a little patience, we have some very good people we just elected in Congress and soon we will be sending more support to them in the Senate part. 2012.. We also have to clean up our Supreme Court elects. and even in our military believe it or not.. There is a lot of work ahead of us, we need more of our people in high places to do the battle it is going to take to get rid of these organization that is in control at this moment over our Country.. After all there are a lot of thug in control in high places now.. but not for long..
    I believe God has always had the control. We had left God is where the problem laid.. I believe we needed a wake up call to show us that we have allowed the enemy in high places to posses us and sift us as sand..
    ( The taking away of the moral foundation of this Country and its peoples moral obligation to God first.)
    We are the warriors of this day and age that are called to the battle, draw neigh to the Lord Jesus Christ our savior.. We are in the greatest of hands, Praise God.
    God Bless America and its People -2012

    • READ YOUR BIBLE AGAIN!! Learn the truth and the truth "will" set you free! Truth is…God is "not" in control of this earth……MAN IS ! That's why it's in the mess it's in. Gen. 1:26 . Problem is we have allowed others to have control of what we are supposed to have control of !! And then, all we do is sit back and complain because they don't do what's right . Personally, i think it's time that "WE" the people took that control back !!! As a matter of fact it is OUR DUTY to do so!! It is a responsibility that God gave to us, "WE THE PEOPLE"!! Does God know what lies ahead for us, YOU BET!! Do we Know?? Are "we" going to continue to allow these thugs to tear down what God put in place for us, by the blood of our forefathers?? DO YOU REALLY "KNOW" WHAT you"re gonna do?? I can guarantee you those who are tearing this country apart "know" what they are gonna do,unless they're stopped by "WE THE PEOPLE" !!!!

  12. Revolution

  13. when oil went to over 125 per barrel in 2003 and 2004. we still were only paying a little over 2 dollars a gallon. at the current cost per barrel we should be just above a 1.45. not over 3.39. the assholes on wall street are up to the usual

    • @scott……I agree with you on what the gas prices were in '03 and '04. I also cannot understand why the price of gasoline has skyrocketed, now. Would you explain to me about the "assholes on wall street are up to the usual". Guess I am a little slow when it comes to what Wall Street does, except make us lose money somehow:)__

  14. That f*cker! Get him out of our White House….NOW!! He doesn't belong here, and once he leaves, he'll no longer be welcome to come back! I'm not gonna miss him one bit when he goes!

  15. Jim Petersen says:

    I'd have to agree with Anonymous, but certainly do not appreciate his vulgarity. Perhaps the first two words could be deleted in the interests of just plain decency??? Thanks

  16. Willie Branagan says:

    If the US citizenry had done their "homework" during the time prior to his election, I sincerely believe Obama would not have been the candidate of choice for the Democratic Party's nominee. He is NOT protecting our country against invasion (US Constitution Article IV, Section 4: Section 4 – Republican government
    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of
    Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the
    Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against
    domestic Violence.) This is just another area in which he has been totally negligent. There are those from the Middle East who slide through the Mexican Border. Where are the people who will step up and take action against this "President."

    • IT WASN'T THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT DID NOT DO THEIR HOMEWORK,,, MOST OF THEM ARE ILLITERATE AND CANNOT DO HOMEWORK, BUT IT WAS THE STINKING LIBERAL PRESS THAT DID NOT EVEN LOOK TO SEE WHERE WAS HE WAS BORN !! REMEMBER THE NIXON TAPES?? WHERE ARE THE OBAMA PAPERS????

  17. Do you really think this anti-american in our WH gives a rats butt what happens to the hard working citizens of this country. What's he care! He's never made an honest dollar, and been lying and stealing his whole life. He's living the good life partying it up, taking lavish vacations, and eating the best food the taxpayer s money can buy. I ask…who's actually is our Commander in Chief. Obviously, not him. He's too busy throwing in our faces how much he can screw the American people, and laughing all the way to the bank! He was groomed for this position and for all of you out there who never could take five minutes of your time to take a look at this piece of sh#ts's background, well you have just ignorantly helped him with his destruction of our country. Yes, gas prices are gonna hurt us dearly, but there is much more to come with this regime. I pray for us all.

  18. It is TIME for the White House to be CLEANED OUT from Top to Bottom. It would bring good business to the Undertakers and Craftsmen who needs work. The Manchurian Candidate that is in the Oval Office Needs to Be Impeached NOW. The way that America is going to be Taken over is by a Crisis as the Oil Shortage (which really hasn't happened yet), but Americasn are paying the High Prices at the pump that will finance Our eneimes to Destroy America… Inside-Out. Most Americans have No idea What is really going to Happen to the USA and OUR Freedoms. God Bless Us ALL…

  19. Wow. Just curious – but were all you guys this upset when Bush screwed this country and took away our liberties? Thanks to him, the President now has the authority to declare anyone (even a US citizen) an enemy of the state and lock them up without due process. I am just wondering how many of you guys were paying attention when that happened. Go Obama!

    • Will someone please pick up this person who fell from the turnip truck? He needs mental help!

    • John,, are YOU SERIOUS,,, dam you people are stupid,, YOU are the reason this continues with OBABA,,,, if you don't open your eyes soon,, You will NOT know America AS you once did,, I can only hope that all the crap that this piece of crap of a president is doing to america EFFECTS You first and HARD,,, Then maybeeee then,, you just mite wake the hell up

    • i would take bush back in a second compared to what we have obama is going to
      destroy this country

    • and John what is your Muslim name? ___hole get used too it!!!!!!!!

  20. FUNNY,,, IF THE OIL RIG BLEW UP IN THE GULF WHILE BUSH WAS IN OFFICE,, THE LEFT WING LIBERALS WOULD HAVE SWORN BUSH BLEW IT UP SO AS TO DIMINISH THE OIL SUPPLY TO HELP BIG OIL DRIVE UP OIL PRICES!!! COULD IT BE THE BUMMER BLEW IT UP TO DRIVE UP OIL PRICES??? HE SAID HE WANTED 8 DOLLAR A GALLON GAS PRICES !!!
    …. REMEMBER THE NIXON TAPES??? WHERE ARE THE OBAMA PAPERS????

  21. Many of the people who voted for Zeroboy thought "Hope and Change" meant a free ride on the Welfare Wagon.

    "Obama gon' give us money!" Sorry Wanda Welfare, you got that totally backwards! Obama gonna take yo money, Bitch! Then he gonna make you work fo' th' Gubberment! He gon' take yo' land an' yo' chillin away from you. Then he make you work fo" th' "free stuff"!

    Isn't that wonderful! Now you can ALL be slaves again! Glory be! You come a long way since 1865. From slaves to slaves! That's progress of the Progressives!

  22. Impeach Obama before gas goes to $8. per gallon. Obama is out to destroy America
    we are going to become a Muslim Country if we don't get rid of him. Vote for Charlie Brown before you
    vote for Obama at least vote for an American

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