The president of the United States is currently engaged in perpetrating the biggest fraud since the invention of the anthropogenic global warming scam.
In his weekly Saturday chat with the American people, Barack Hussein Obama vowed, “I am going to keep doing everything I can to help you save money on gas, both right now and in the future.”
He added, “We can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices–not when we consume 20 percent of the world’s oil,” as if drilling for more oil wouldn’t result in more oil and lower prices at the pump. At the same time, he was effectively accusing Americans of causing high prices by indiscriminate consumption, like driving to work and heating their homes.
Obama has an odd way of implementing his resolve to help us “save money.”
Even before he assumed office, his energy secretary Steven Chu let the cat out of the gas bag when he indicated he wanted to raise gasoline prices to European levels of $10. a gallon. Mr. Chu is now calling the gas shots in Washington, putting the lie to the president’s phony concerns.
The Obama administration has also crippled off-shore oil exploration, rejected the Keystone XL pipeline project, repeatedly refused permission for companies to pump black gold in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, and stalled efforts at hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to recover petroleum.
Most recently, the president said we should invest in “energy sources of the future” and phase out oil, the energy source of “the past,” which happens to be the only reliable source we have.
As for developing our most abundant energy resource, coal, the president said during the last campaign that he wanted to put the coal industry out of business since he has better ideas.
His ideas? Windmills dependent on breezes that don’t always blow. Solar power which isn’t very effective at night or during cloudy days. Hydroelectic energy which requires waterfalls. And automobiles like the Chevy Volt which have the unfortunate tendency to catch fire at the most inopportune moments.
The administration rationale for all that baloney? Preserving our pristine waters, saving the caribou and the environment in ANWR, keeping our drinking water potable throughout the land, using pond scum to alchemistically create fuel, and forcing Americans to buy matchbox cars.
And, always in the forefront of Obama’s thinking is the passage of cap and trade legislation. The Wall Street Journal has aptly called the cap and trade charade “the tax that dare not speak its name.” Voters will eventually find out that the impact of carbon credits on their wallets will dwarf ten dollar gas, but it will be too late to do anything about it.
At the heart of all that hooey is Obama’s feigned and misplaced terror of global warming, a fear eerily similar to the panic of almost forty years ago over global cooling and the looming New Ice Age.
Meanwhile, Obama is subsidizing Mexican deep-sea oil exploration, the caribou have shown they thrive even with the Alaskan pipeline, the proposed ANWR project involves a small fraction of the total preserve, fracking has been proven to have no long-term deleterious effects on water quality, algae stinks and is a pipedream, and so is the Volt.
The president’s vow to restrain gasoline prices has as much validity as his claim the economy is improving.
When he took office, thanks to empty, hopey-changey promises, pump prices were half what they are now and all indications are that they will top $5. a gallon nationwide by summer and not long after will reach Sec. Chu’s goal of $150. a fill-up.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, as Obama showed in 2008. If he again deceives a plurality of people in 2012 with his gasoline scams, he will have established beyond a shadow of a doubt that American voters are fools who get what they deserve.
There’s a huge surplus of gas in America. Most of it is concentrated in the White House.