Skip to comments.Obama says new task force will examine gas prices
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.
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Gees! Another Czar!
Save us the expense of a "Task Force".
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.
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.
There is one person who should be going to jail over $4+ gasoline. He goes by the alias “Barack Hussein Obama.”
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 Obamas 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.
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.
not to worry, Barry’s on the case!
The heck with finding Obama’s birth certificate...PLEASE find him a brain!
assembling a team = we ain’t doin’ sh*t
Now you are concerned about 4 dollar a gallon gas?
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.
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.
How much will this study cost?
Those fumes you smell are Scam Gas!
Somebody please post that pix of “Oh no, not this #h&t again!”.
Somebody please post that pix of “Oh no, not this #h&t again!”.
We're watching the metamorphosis of the American justice system into police state totalitarianism. Holder is Obamafurhrer's hatchet man.
Why have high prices when you can have shortages too?
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.
Will the task force investigate the Federal Reserve and QE2?
Why not price controls? They have worked everywhere!/sarc
Per your request. :)
“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.”
Post what you will. . . but that is a change.
Yeah, Barry loves to dupe the easily duped.
Great, another report he can totally ignore.
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.
>>> Didn’t blame Bush
Give him another half day or two.
“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.
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.
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.
God forbid he does his job and root’s out fraud and manipulation in the federal government.
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!!
I take this to mean that the price at the pump is not rising fast enough to suit Parasite Stroker.
”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.
Your toast Mr. President.
Do the math the Dollar is down 21.4% do the math on how much gas is up.
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
As long as it can benefit the democrats.
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’?
Anything but drilling.
Pray for America
Raising taxes will increase the value of the dollar, and that will lower gas prices. That’s where this is headed.