Skip to comments.President Obama to call for one-third cut to oil imports
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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I’m sure those drilling permits will start flowing out of Washington any minute now. /s
Get out your walking shoes.
I plan to call for every American to be multi-millionaires by 2017!
I wonder if he will be ‘briefing’ the media on his Brazil trip?
Presidents have been making proclamations like this since the Nixon days, and not a single one has come close to meeting it.
And you have to make application to your local fossil fuel energy supplier to get pre-approval for purchases.
His plan? Windmills? Solar Cells? But no new drilling.
didn’t he just go to Brazil and love them up about us buying their oil?
Didn’t Carter say pretty much the same dang thing when he was in office?
That worked out nicely. /sar.
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.
If we can make it to January 20, 2013 the only thing left of him in 2020 will be the debt.
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.
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.
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!!
Why is this man still in office when EVERY EFFORT should be made to get him out!
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...
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.
Perfect example of talking but no action.
Like an adolescent.
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.
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...
And everyone don’t forget — pump up the tires on your car, that’s a sure cure to our foreign oil problem.
Careful, he might grant that wish. A little hyperinflation could do that. Of course the poverty line would be at the billionaire level.
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.
We did our job and got back the House. So far looks like a waste of time.
Cloward and Piven plan, on the economy, and energy is the key.
One reason I believe we need Sarah Palin as President #45.
The presidents speech comes the day after the Republican-controlled House ramped up legislative attacks on the Obama Administrations 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 Obamas 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.
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 havent experienced run-away inflation or Weimar hyper inflation is because everybody is scared to spend even a nickel they dont 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, its meaningless.
That’s right. We’re gonna be Flintstoning it...
A brand new Schwinn 10 speed for you, bubba...
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.
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!
This is an old one but we need the laugh about now...
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.”
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.
he is evidently unaware of what gas lines and the 55MPH speed limit did for Jimmy Carter’s political career
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.