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President Obama to call for one-third cut to oil imports
washingtonpost.com ^ | Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 AM | Steven Mufson

Posted on 03/30/2011 5:32:22 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

President Obama on Wednesday will call for a one-third cut in oil imports by 2020, part of a plan he says will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum.

With rising gasoline prices at home and political turmoil throughout the Middle East, Obama will seek in a speech at Georgetown University to rally Americans — and bickering lawmakers — behind a program that draws about half of that import cut from energy savings and about half from greater energy production, according to Obama aides who briefed reporters Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: cut; energy; idiot; imports; king; obama; oil
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1 posted on 03/30/2011 5:32:24 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’m sure those drilling permits will start flowing out of Washington any minute now. /s


2 posted on 03/30/2011 5:34:21 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Get out your walking shoes.


3 posted on 03/30/2011 5:35:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I plan to call for every American to be multi-millionaires by 2017!


4 posted on 03/30/2011 5:35:34 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
$10 per gallon for gas - here we come
5 posted on 03/30/2011 5:35:53 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: All

I wonder if he will be ‘briefing’ the media on his Brazil trip?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/anyone_want_to_connect_the_pet.html


6 posted on 03/30/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Presidents have been making proclamations like this since the Nixon days, and not a single one has come close to meeting it.


7 posted on 03/30/2011 5:38:16 AM PDT by K-Stater
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To: Gabrial
$10 per gallon for gas - here we come

And you have to make application to your local fossil fuel energy supplier to get pre-approval for purchases.

8 posted on 03/30/2011 5:38:34 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

His plan? Windmills? Solar Cells? But no new drilling.


9 posted on 03/30/2011 5:38:55 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

didn’t he just go to Brazil and love them up about us buying their oil?


10 posted on 03/30/2011 5:39:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Didn’t Carter say pretty much the same dang thing when he was in office?
That worked out nicely. /sar.


11 posted on 03/30/2011 5:39:49 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Simple. 1/3 of the people support the enviro wackos. Just cut off the oil to them. Cut off the oil to their private jets; to their limos; to their homes in Aspen; to their hybrids. Let them drive their hybrids on electric only ... but don’t let them use electricity from imported oil.

Or we could just cut off oil to the states that went blue in 2010. That would do it.


12 posted on 03/30/2011 5:40:32 AM PDT by spintreebob
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

If we can make it to January 20, 2013 the only thing left of him in 2020 will be the debt.


13 posted on 03/30/2011 5:41:21 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
This guy has obviously planned the final and complete takeover of the country by 2012, because with statements like this he is obviously not worried about being re-elected by popular vote.

SEEN TPM
14 posted on 03/30/2011 5:42:06 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Odd numbered homes can fill up once a month on the first Thursday. All others the third Monday since it will take an entire week for the odd numbered drivers to sort it out.


15 posted on 03/30/2011 5:42:42 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Obama’s “energy plan”:
Shut down drilling.
Shut down nuclear.
Shut down coal.
Shut down oil imports.
Shut down American industry.
Shut down the American economy.
Ensure maximum dependency on the government.
Establish permanent control based upon people voting in their own self interest.


16 posted on 03/30/2011 5:42:53 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Anyone who thinks this is a great idea should be forced to live in flyover country for the next year. Not only in flyover country, but in a town or "city" of fewer than, say, 20,000 people.

Maybe they would begin to get a clue that a great many of us out here don't have a public transportation option. We can't take a bus, subway, or local train. Those options don't exist. We can't walk nor ride a bike to wherever we are going. Those are not viable options, either.

That doesn't even address the use of vehicles to provide goods and services to people.

Oh, and I may live in Texas, but you can forget it, I'm not riding a horse!!

17 posted on 03/30/2011 5:47:49 AM PDT by susannah59
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Why is this man still in office when EVERY EFFORT should be made to get him out!


18 posted on 03/30/2011 5:48:32 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Here we go again with the broad outlines for some great idea of Premier Hussein’s without any specifics on how to actually go about accomplishing any of it.

Coal? It makes us sick.

Nuclear? What, you live under a rock??

Gas? No LNG facilities in my backyard.

Hydroelectric?? We are breaching and removing dams, not building them.

Not to mention that nobody has come up with a better way of moving freight around than the diesel powered truck; airplanes still burn hydrocarbon fuel, and windmills won’t do a damned thing to solve either one of those problems.

We have no coherent National Energy Policy any more than we have a coherent strategery in Libya. I don’t know who came up with the words for the teleprompter this time, but I am sure it was not Premier Hussein...


19 posted on 03/30/2011 5:48:54 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: K-Stater

Correct but when other Presidents have said I will do this and that they have never brought America to her knees. Obama is suckling the UN teet and destroying us. As people lose jobs,can’t sell homes to relocate to maybe seek employment ,can’t afford the ‘petro’ to drive to job interviews. The corrupt media cheerleading for him even if he eats a live baby on TV... Obama is counting on them also not being able to afford to pay attention.


20 posted on 03/30/2011 5:50:48 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Perfect example of talking but no action.

Like an adolescent.


21 posted on 03/30/2011 5:52:19 AM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Demolished tanks line the highway connecting Tripoli and Benghazi after air raids

Stratfor reports:

Prior to President Obama's address justifying a U.S.-European coalition in Libya Monday evening, leaders from around the world have sounded off in both support and condemnation of the intervention. In Russia, for example, Prime Minister Putin criticized it heavily as a medieval campaign.

Why, then, did Russia abstain from the U.N. Security Council resolution that authorized the no-fly zone, rather than use its veto? Sometimes, the words of political leaders require complete interpretation beyond face value.

In Russia's case, abstention was a calculated move to facilitate intervention. The subsequent instability could eliminate Libya as an oil & gas alternative, thus giving Moscow greater market share - and greater control - in Europe.

22 posted on 03/30/2011 5:55:21 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I’m afraid this may come true with people like him in office. Although the cause may just be an actual it feels like 1931 all over again Depression...


23 posted on 03/30/2011 5:55:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

And everyone don’t forget — pump up the tires on your car, that’s a sure cure to our foreign oil problem.


24 posted on 03/30/2011 5:56:29 AM PDT by USNA74
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25 posted on 03/30/2011 5:56:33 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: rawhide

Careful, he might grant that wish. A little hyperinflation could do that. Of course the poverty line would be at the billionaire level.


26 posted on 03/30/2011 5:56:54 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (JC Mark II: a month late and $2.3T short. Again!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Sure that’s “do-able”. /sarc

OTOH, if Obama continues to destroy employment, the productive economoy, & the purchasing power of the US dollar, I could see the demand for gasoline falling rather precipitously.


27 posted on 03/30/2011 5:57:17 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Obama doubling down on the old Soviet Five Year Plan with the Obamass 2011 - 2020 Ten Year Plan. This guy couldn't run a lemonade stand.
28 posted on 03/30/2011 5:57:40 AM PDT by hflynn
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To: FrankR

We did our job and got back the House. So far looks like a waste of time.


29 posted on 03/30/2011 5:58:30 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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30 posted on 03/30/2011 5:59:00 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: G Larry
Your #16 is right on.

Cloward and Piven plan, on the economy, and energy is the key.

One reason I believe we need Sarah Palin as President #45.

31 posted on 03/30/2011 6:00:20 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: screaminsunshine

The president’s speech comes the day after the Republican-controlled House ramped up legislative attacks on the Obama Administration’s energy agenda. Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, announced three new proposals Tuesday as part of the new American Energy Initiative, to get rid of barriers to domestic oil production.

The Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act, the Restarting American Offshore Leasing now Act, and the Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act would establish a timeline for the administration to consider drilling permits, require the administration to conduct lease sales in the Gulf, and lift the de-facto moratorium by forcing the administration to act on the 2012-2012 lease plans, respectively.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/30/obama-to-lay-out-plan-for-energy-security-in-concerted-effort-to-shift-the-public-dialogue/#ixzz1I5RVKtV2


32 posted on 03/30/2011 6:00:43 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: rawhide

“I plan to call for every American to be multi-millionaires by 2017!”

Actually, your plan has much more probability of coming to fruition. Since 2008 the Fed has tripled the money supply and they continue adding to it at an incredible rate. The reason we haven’t experienced run-away inflation or Weimar hyper inflation is because everybody is scared to spend even a nickel they don’t have to. But having reduced the buying power of the pre-2008 saved dollar to thirty-three cents has already taxed us of 66% of our saved wealth. In ten years the minimum wage may be in the twenty dollar range. Bank clerks will be making $100,000. California teachers will make $500,000. Clearly, everybody with a ‘decent’ job will be a millionaire. And, when everybody is a millionaire, it’s meaningless.


33 posted on 03/30/2011 6:01:04 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: K-Stater
Problem is that this jacka$$ might just try and enforce it.
34 posted on 03/30/2011 6:02:54 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: USNA74

35 posted on 03/30/2011 6:03:17 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Great.


36 posted on 03/30/2011 6:03:24 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I guess gas prices aren't going up fast enough to satisfy him.
37 posted on 03/30/2011 6:03:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Sacajaweau

That’s right. We’re gonna be Flintstoning it...


38 posted on 03/30/2011 6:04:24 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Sacajaweau

A brand new Schwinn 10 speed for you, bubba...


39 posted on 03/30/2011 6:05:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: susannah59

never understood the appeal of mass transit as a method of “reducing” energy usage.
a bus get less than 4mpg, and runs all day even when it’s mostly, or completely empty of passengers.


40 posted on 03/30/2011 6:08:34 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
call for one-third cut to oil imports

This CAN be done! To proceed, he'll call for a one-third cut in domestic drilling, no more refineries, no more nuclear plants, and an end to any coal mining. That'll do it!

41 posted on 03/30/2011 6:12:32 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: C210N

42 posted on 03/30/2011 6:14:35 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: C210N
Obama Praises Brazilian Oil Industry While He Blocks Drilling Here at Home
That sums up his energy policy
43 posted on 03/30/2011 6:16:41 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Vendome
With Obama Fred Flintstone's car is too good for us...


44 posted on 03/30/2011 6:20:24 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Nice...


45 posted on 03/30/2011 6:21:26 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome

This is an old one but we need the laugh about now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msNAMj3Bjwk


46 posted on 03/30/2011 6:25:39 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Guess the speaker...
1. “Let this be our national goal: At the end of this decade, in the year xxxx, the United States will not be dependent on any other country for the energy we need to provide our jobs, to heat our homes, and to keep our transportation moving.”

2. “I am inaugurating a program to marshal both government and private research with the goal of producing an unconventionally powered virtually pollution free automobile within five years.”


47 posted on 03/30/2011 6:38:38 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

What a dork!

He holds his fist up at angle when he hits the speed bag and leads with his pinky.

Great way to break yourself up.


48 posted on 03/30/2011 6:39:29 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome

he is evidently unaware of what gas lines and the 55MPH speed limit did for Jimmy Carter’s political career


49 posted on 03/30/2011 6:41:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Nixon.

I realize every politician has said this in one way or another.
Only Carter and Obama brought us to our knees in desperation trying to do it with no clear alternative. Obama makes Carter look good though.


50 posted on 03/30/2011 6:47:00 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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