Skip to comments.OBAMA Oil sets $7 a gallon gas price target
Posted on 03/03/2010 5:33:00 AM PST by RogerFGay
To meet the Obama administrations targets for increasing fuel taxes, researchers say that Americans will have to pay $7 for a gallon of gasoline; about 17 percent more than drivers in green-conscious and generally highly taxed Sweden.
In their study, researchers at Harvards Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs devised several combinations of tax increases to address 70 percent of the oil used in the United States. The combinations were selected to match fuel consumption reduction targets. Most of their models assumed an economy-wide carbon dioxide tax starting at $30 a ton in 2010 and escalating to $60 a ton in 2030. In some cases researchers also factored in tax credits for electric and hybrid vehicles, taxes on fuel or both.
Fuel Taxes Must Rise, Harvard Researchers Say
This makes them very dangerous.
I noticed “Tax” not cost to drill, move, distil and sell.
So my monthly gas bill should go from $300 to $700 so I can feel good about the earth? Riiiiiight!
Better get the Focus paid off quick, looks like I’ll need the extra money.
Someone should force Obama to read Bastiat's "Broken Window" essay.
America will come to a standstill.
So much for the Harvard educated.
We don need no steenkin’ Harvard educated fools.
“Apparently not caring what it does to them”
They are doing this because they have dismissed or not even thought of consequences that are going to destroy them. By acting in the manner they have; the backlash against them will be far worse than they ever can imagine.
There are times I am tempted to turn my diploma toward the wall, lest anyone think me a fool.
...against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC (Liberals)
They have succeeded in making me believe they are out to destroy us.
1. Gunny G Says:
March 3, 2010 at 8:39 am edit
If our political representatives were prevented by effective constitutional limits from treating us as children incapable of solving most of our problems through productive market cooperation with each other, there would be much less need for supermajorities. But those constitutional limits have eroded badly at every level of government.
When governments can tell us how much water we can have in our toilets, what light bulbs we can buy, how much garbage we have to save for composting, how much electricity our televisions can use and how much to subsidize corn farmers when we buy gasoline, it is difficult to think of controls that are out of bounds.
and we aint got a hair on our @$$es
$7/gal gas will be a real hit with Americans and the economy! Heheh!
Needless to say that “hopey and changey” stuff does not sound so good.
**** *** Barack Sheik Obama
So can we say the science is settled on this subject?
Don’t worry, the RINO types will bargain that down to six dollars a gallon and call that a win.
yup, bail out GM and then destroy their sales by making it impossible for most of America to buy gas. Cant buy gas? Cant go to work.
Now we need a greater welfare system.
Bastard brains Barry at work, destroying America, building AmeriKa...Flippin mental midget.
It really does seem all of the CIC (clowns in charge) have a degree from Harvard.
well, at least you turned out okay. LOL
To meet the Obama administrations targets....Americans will have to pay $7 for a gallon.
My fondness for firearms increases congruently.
Greenies are such a small percentage of people. Why do the smallest minority of people always seem to make the rules for the majority?
Am I missing anything?
And O’Reilly doesn’t think Obama wants to ruin this country. rush has it right.
breaking America to her knees one bad policy after another....
I wonder how fast the Obama bumper stickers are going to start coming off the cars when this kicks in? My neighbor still has one on his car. I will laugh when I see him filling up at $7/gallon if he still has it on. Not to mention looking at his face when he goes to the grocery store and sees the higher prices.
bringing America to her knees one bad policy after another...
Almost as if they had a wish for a fast acting terminal illness....................
‘OBAMA Oil sets $7 a gallon gas price target’
The raising of fuel prices is an attempt at government attempting to gain control of the food industry.
EVERYONE forgets that when/if gas prices go up so will food prices.
ALL food is delivered via the trucking industries who will pass on increased costs on to the consumer.
When food prices sky rocket, the sheeple will demand immediate action.
Control the distribution of food and one controls the American population without a shot being fired.
That should help his chances in 2012.
That’s ok...the voters have set a “Zero legislation target” for Obama.
He gets NOTHING passed!
Looks like the Democrats want to lose the next elections big time.
If they don’t get blown out of the water, electorally speaking, then we are in huge trouble.
The way things are going 2012 seems a LONG way away. I hope we can make enough changes in 2010 in Nov. so we can at least survive until 2012.
Religion trumps education in most cases.
In this case the religion (or obsession) is MotherEarth and any amount of education or common sense will not get through this obsession.
This is a BS article about a bunch of whiney commune dwelling greeny fags. $7 a gallon fuel would bring the global economy to a stand still. No politician is that hellbent on political suicide.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. The only thing more consistently indicative of trouble (other than a baccalaureate from Oxford) is a degree from Yale coupled with a Rhodes Scholarship and an adjunct professorship at the Kennedy School of Government. Such a person almost always ends up causing untold disaster, and on occasion, cleaning issues for the Oval Office rug.
Why aren’t these people cowering in the corner of their bedrooms at night, eyes wide open, fearing for their lives? Don’t they know whats on the horizon because of their stupid attempt at a power grab?
Let's hope we can survive until 2012. At the rate he is going, we will be lucky to keep the country from tanking by this November.
The economy will collapse if gas gets to $7 a gallon. In fact, it would collapse at $5 a gallon.
“yup, bail out GM and then destroy their sales by making it impossible for most of America to buy gas. Cant buy gas? Cant go to work.
Now we need a greater welfare system.”
It’s not just GM but our farming community. We need fuel to do all the steps in planting, growing, harvesting and getting the product to market. Kill that and the rest of America doesn’t eat and much of the world too.
Of course in my heart of hearts I think that they just want most of us to die off so that they can have the planet to themselves.
$7/gallon gasoline = major depression
Bush was vilified for being a stooge of the big oil buddies. But now Obama and his policies will make some Muslim oil Sheiks much richer.
Regardless, $7 gas is going to go over with the American people like a tricked out Saudi private 747 WITHOUT the optional gold toilets installed...
Bill Clinton is a reminder that a great education delivered to a morally bankrupt jack-a-billy was a totally wasted experiment.
Bill never has to worry about being remembered for being a scholar.
How much more proof do we need that Obama’s goal is to dismantle the U.S. economy one brick at a time?
Our enemies must be squealing with delight.
People will refuse to pay this amount,Polititians will be lynched on every street corner!
They must sing for their supper.
It is the Chicagoland way
Methinks we better get preemptive!
See post 47
One brick at a time? How about he is throwing out the baby WITH the bathwater.
Obama seems to want America to be more like Haiti a Third World country turning Americans into savage beasts and looters.