Skip to comments.Rising Gas Prices Take Toll On American Families
Posted on 03/29/2012 6:13:40 AM PDT by radioone
With elections less than eight months away, rising prices at the pump are threatening to derail a tenuous economic recovery.
And President Obama, to mitigate political fallout, embarked this month on a four-state swing to promote his "all of the above" energy strategy, a broadly supported approach to increasing domestic development of natural gas, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear and yes, oil.
But if the president has begun to or at least talk about some moderate sensibilities on domestic energy production, he hasn't changed a bit on tax policy.
Every policy and campaign speech the president has given since taking office, if it mentioned energy, has argued for higher taxes on American energy companies.
He frames the issue as a zero sum game either the oil companies win, or the American people win, but never both.
"You can either stand up for the oil companies, or you can stand up for the American people," said President Obama recently.
He routinely calls on Congress to repeal what he mischaracterizes as "subsidies" and "handouts" to the U.S. oil and gas sector. Oil companies, he argues, simply aren't paying their fair share.
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Heh...he's ripping off Sarah Palin. Of course he doesn't mean a word of it, whereas Palin does.
Ron Burgundy reporting.
I’ve said this before, if the ever increasing price of gas guarantees us of ridding ourselves of the cancer known as Obama, I am willing to suck it up and pay it for the greater good. Just praying he’s gone as of 12:05 pm eastern time, January 20, 2013.
It's probably going to take this. It seems to be the one thing the sheeple get upset with him about (Thank GOD for that).
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