Skip to comments.Obama's 'Annie' Energy Policy
Posted on 04/28/2011 5:49:35 PM PDT by Nachum
Gas Cost: Is it just us, or do Obama's policies sound suspiciously like that "Annie" song: Don't worry about today's killer pump prices, a bright energy sun will come out tomorrow.
When gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon in 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama had a simple message for voters: There's nothing that can be done about it today.
Certainly not offshore drilling. Obama trashed Sen. John McCain's call to open up vast tracts of offshore oil to exploration and drilling. It would not, he said in June 2008, "lower gas prices today. It would not lower gas prices this summer. It would not lower gas prices this year."
Nor a gas tax break. Letting consumers temporarily off the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gas tax hook was, Obama argued, merely a "gimmick" that would "only worsen our addiction to oil."
And not even opening up more oil and gas leases. Obama said oil companies "already own drilling rights to 68 million acres of federal lands, onshore and offshore, that they haven't touched."
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Song of the mmoment...
Annie It’s the hard knock life
Man, if this isn't the pot calling the kettle 'ecru' I don't know what is. Not serious solutions like bailouts and stimuli!
DemonRats have been telling me for the last 40 years (Carter) that drilling wouldn't help for ten years...(sigh)
“My energy policy will cause your energy costs to skyrocket”, said Obama during his Presidential campaign.
You elected him, anyway.
So, pay up help your Moslim enemies arm up.