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Obama says new task force will examine gas prices
AP ^ | 04-21-11 | Julie Pace

Posted on 04/21/2011 1:47:44 PM PDT by Realman30

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the Justice Department is assembling a team to "root out any cases of fraud or manipulation" in oil markets that might be contributing to $4 a gallon-plus gasoline prices.

"We are going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of the American people for their own short-term gain," Obama said at a town-hall style meeting at a renewable energy plant in Reno.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.84 on Thursday, about 30 cents higher than a month ago and almost a dollar higher than a year ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...


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KEYWORDS: drilling; energy; energypolicy; gasoline; gasprices; hearings; holder; moratorium; oil
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The Justice Department? ? ?
1 posted on 04/21/2011 1:47:48 PM PDT by Realman30
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To: Realman30

Gees! Another Czar!


2 posted on 04/21/2011 1:49:01 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Realman30

Speechless...


3 posted on 04/21/2011 1:50:03 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW2 now?)
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To: Realman30
A mirror is in the Oval Office bathroom sir, please go look in it.

Save us the expense of a "Task Force".

4 posted on 04/21/2011 1:51:03 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Realman30

When Obama speaks, all I hear is blah, blah, blah. This move is just a way for him to claim to be doing something when he’s really not.


5 posted on 04/21/2011 1:51:07 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Realman30

Predictable and pathetic.

So The One thinks a ritual scapegoating will deflect all responsibility for $5.00 a gallon gas between now and 2012?

Good luck with that brilliant strategy.


6 posted on 04/21/2011 1:51:21 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Realman30

“All DOJ examinations will include full determination
of skin color and past DNC contributions."


7 posted on 04/21/2011 1:52:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Realman30

There is one person who should be going to jail over $4+ gasoline. He goes by the alias “Barack Hussein Obama.”


8 posted on 04/21/2011 1:52:51 PM PDT by piytar (Talga Vassternich)
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To: Realman30

Bowles, Simpson scoff at 1.6% budget cuts

CNN interviews Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles on the budget debate taking place in Washington between Republicans who want to cut 1.6% of the budget in FY2011 and Democrats who want to cut no more than 0.28% of the budget. Both chairs of Barack Obama’s deficit commission scoff at the entire debate, pointing out that neither cuts would amount to a hill of beans in controlling the spiraling debt of the United States.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/07/video-bowles-simpson-scoff-at-1-6-budget-cuts/

Obama skips debt commission meeting (Dec. 2010)

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama did not attend a White House meeting Thursday with members of his own debt commission, irking some of the Democrats on the panel who were expecting a high-level push from the commander-in-chief to show that its comprehensive deficit reduction plan is being taken seriously by the White House.

“He should have at least dropped by,” one Democratic member of the debt commission told CNN, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wanted to speak more freely about the panel’s private meeting.

A second senior Democratic aide close to the panel added that commission members were miffed and privately believe the President did not attend because it would have been awkward “given the fact that he has just endorsed $900 billion in deficit spending” with the tax cut deal.

http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/09/obama-skips-debt-commission-meeting/

not to worry, Barry’s on the case!


9 posted on 04/21/2011 1:53:17 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Realman30

The heck with finding Obama’s birth certificate...PLEASE find him a brain!


10 posted on 04/21/2011 1:53:49 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Realman30

assembling a team = we ain’t doin’ sh*t


11 posted on 04/21/2011 1:54:18 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Realman30
Who the heck are you, uhbama? You are the guy who once said we would be having 8 dollar a gallon gas prices.

Now you are concerned about 4 dollar a gallon gas?

Really?

And why yet another task force, or new czar or new committee or new whatever you use to push the responsibility off your own small shoulders.

Why don't YOU study the problem yourself, you know, as in skip the parties and cocktails for a week or two, stay off the golf course and play time activities and actually WORK! Not for campaign funds, not for determining who to pass the buck to, yet again, not for placing BLAME upon someone else, not for ANYTHING but studying the gas issue and getting back to us. Soon. You work for us, start EARNING your salary. And PS-get your sorry arse down to Carolina and support the people there who suffered greatly from the tornados...give up your money grubbing for a week or two, creep.

12 posted on 04/21/2011 1:54:49 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Realman30

You can set your clocks by this crap. Gas goes up, socialists “investigate”. Naturally they don’t investigate the real cause - government - which is why their “investigations” always come to naught.


13 posted on 04/21/2011 1:55:14 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Realman30

How much will this study cost?


14 posted on 04/21/2011 1:56:03 PM PDT by Robert Lomax
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To: Realman30

Those fumes you smell are Scam Gas!


15 posted on 04/21/2011 1:58:57 PM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: Realman30

Somebody please post that pix of “Oh no, not this #h&t again!”.


16 posted on 04/21/2011 2:00:29 PM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: Realman30

Somebody please post that pix of “Oh no, not this #h&t again!”.


17 posted on 04/21/2011 2:00:31 PM PDT by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: Realman30
"root out any cases of fraud or manipulation" in oil markets

Best for the taskforce to start by investigating the EPA. Then take a look at manipulators who impose moratoriums on drilling and hold them to account as well. See what they come up with you marxist commie scum.
18 posted on 04/21/2011 2:00:57 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Realman30
Bambi be whistlin’ past the pump.
19 posted on 04/21/2011 2:01:19 PM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Realman30
Political Witch Hunt to prosecute innocent Americans for a dog and pony show to get Obama re-elected..
20 posted on 04/21/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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The Justice Department? ? ?

We're watching the metamorphosis of the American justice system into police state totalitarianism. Holder is Obamafurhrer's hatchet man.

21 posted on 04/21/2011 2:02:16 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Realman30

Why have high prices when you can have shortages too?


22 posted on 04/21/2011 2:02:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Realman30

Obummer! how about your benefactor George Soro’s has he profited from the increase. I guess if he funds 250,000,000 to your campaign you can look the other way.


23 posted on 04/21/2011 2:02:34 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: Realman30
Obama says new task force will examine gas prices

Will the task force investigate the Federal Reserve and QE2?

24 posted on 04/21/2011 2:02:38 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: Realman30

Why not price controls? They have worked everywhere!/sarc


25 posted on 04/21/2011 2:06:14 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: johnandrhonda

Per your request. :)

26 posted on 04/21/2011 2:08:23 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

27 posted on 04/21/2011 2:08:44 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Realman30

“And what are the task force’s findings?”
“The price of gasoline went up, Mr. President.”
“And why is this?”
“Well, it seems they have this electronic gizmo in the station where they punch a few buttons and then the price goes up.”
“Good work, good work. Pay the man Joe.”


28 posted on 04/21/2011 2:10:33 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Wolfstar
Look at it this way; He didn't blame Bush.

Post what you will. . . but that is a change.

29 posted on 04/21/2011 2:10:46 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

Yeah, Barry loves to dupe the easily duped.


30 posted on 04/21/2011 2:11:30 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Realman30

Great, another report he can totally ignore.


31 posted on 04/21/2011 2:12:37 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Realman30

I Sent an email to Barney Franks office on Monday asking him to find a way to enforce the Wall St regulatory bill cuz I need gas affordable to get to work. Nice to see he wrapped on O’s door abt it.


32 posted on 04/21/2011 2:14:01 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: Realman30

>>> Didn’t blame Bush

Give him another half day or two.


33 posted on 04/21/2011 2:14:18 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Wolfstar

“root out any cases of fraud or manipulation” in oil markets

Are they going to investigate Hussein Obama giving 1 Billion $$$ to Brazil for oil drilling and then telling the Brazilians (with ties to Soros) that we will be your best customer.


34 posted on 04/21/2011 2:14:28 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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Why bother to investigate when Obama and Holder can skip right to the conclusion? It’s the Hugo Chavez Solution.

Capitalism is Evil! We must nationalize the greedy oil companies and give the gasoline to The People. Line up for your Guarenteed Federal Ration coupons. (Government Union Members take the Waiver Line to the left.)

Simple as that.


35 posted on 04/21/2011 2:14:28 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Realman30

Let me guess...................we can lower gas prices by taxing the rich! Yeah, that’s it. We have to have those tax hikes in place before the summer vacation season.


36 posted on 04/21/2011 2:18:40 PM PDT by Wiser now (Liberalism is immaturity, cloaked with the pretense of moral and intellectual superiority.)
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To: Realman30

God forbid he does his job and root’s out fraud and manipulation in the federal government.


37 posted on 04/21/2011 2:26:05 PM PDT by 12chachacha
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To: Realman30

And after they Examine them they will have a News Conference announcing another one of Obamas campaign Predictions has been met,”My Energy Policy will necessarily cause Energy Policies to Skyrocket”! Thank you Mr. President for your Hopey Changey agenda,Oh Mr. President Thank You ,Thank You!4 More Years1 4 More Years so you can Complete the Job you started! Yes We can!!


38 posted on 04/21/2011 2:28:10 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Realman30

I take this to mean that the price at the pump is not rising fast enough to suit Parasite Stroker.


39 posted on 04/21/2011 2:28:20 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Realman30

“”We are going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of the American people for their own short-term gain.” Obama believes in swindling the public for long-term gain.


40 posted on 04/21/2011 2:31:46 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: Argus
This may very well be the first step to nationalizing the oil & gas industry. Vigilance is the word until he leaves office. I hope it's sooner than later but the MSM is simultaneously boosting him and degrading the tea party/conservative agenda. We will have to defeat this progressive/socialist agenda like Reagan crushed Carter and Mondale to temporarily blunt the assault of the two great evils in our country: progressives and ungodliness.
41 posted on 04/21/2011 2:32:39 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Howie66
Have Holde watch Glenn Beck

Your toast Mr. President.

Do the math the Dollar is down 21.4% do the math on how much gas is up.

42 posted on 04/21/2011 2:34:55 PM PDT by scooby321
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What is he going to Investigate ? His Campaign Pledge? He said his Energy policy is Going to Necessarily cause Energy prices to Skyrocket. Why the Hell doesnt somebody ask Him what the Hell is he Investigating? He Freakin said he was going to Cause this and all the Pundits sit there with their Thumbs up their a....,and try to figure out what is Happening. When the Hell is anyone going to Listen to what the Marxist is SAYING,for Crying out Loud.THE MARXIST SAID HE WAS GOING TO FUNDEMENTALLY CHANGE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! HIS POLICIES WOULD CAUSE EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING,and NO ONE will point the Finger at the Putz who is causing it. When the Guy says his policies will cause the Energy Prices to skyrocket,either Praise him for his Success,or Blame him for it,but stop freakin looking for excuses to blame someone else


43 posted on 04/21/2011 2:37:54 PM PDT by ballplayer
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“”We are going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of the American people for their own short-term gain.” Obama believes in swindling the public for long-term gain.

LOL

As long as it can benefit the democrats.

44 posted on 04/21/2011 2:40:45 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Realman30

Task force? Maybe we need something more, like a cabinet level department. Something set up for the express mission statement of `lessening our dependence on foreign oil.’
But what would we call it? Gee, I dunno ... how about the `Department of Energy’?
http://www.oe.energy.gov/budget.htm


45 posted on 04/21/2011 2:41:46 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Realman30
No doubt the commission will recommend more solar and windmill projects to reduce the price of gas at the pump while they cannot find any reason to approve any permits for any drilling in the foreseeable future and move to close down the 400 worse coal fired power plants and the 25 oldest nuclear power plants as well as the 10 largest refineries.
Yeah...that should make Obamalamadindong happy....unless GE owns any of those then never mind.
46 posted on 04/21/2011 2:43:18 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Realman30

Anything but drilling.

Pray for America


47 posted on 04/21/2011 2:45:42 PM PDT by bray (Hey Oboehner stop crying and start fighting?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

bttt


48 posted on 04/21/2011 2:46:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Realman30

Raising taxes will increase the value of the dollar, and that will lower gas prices. That’s where this is headed.


49 posted on 04/21/2011 2:48:47 PM PDT by Moonman62 (If gullible, uneducated and uncivilized people didn't exist, politicians would create them.)
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To: Realman30
Get 'em while you can.....


50 posted on 04/21/2011 2:54:24 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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