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Chu: DOE working to wean U.S. off oil, not lower prices
Politico ^ | 2/28/2012 | By ALEX GUILLEN

Posted on 02/29/2012 4:30:37 AM PST by tobyhill

The Energy Department isn’t working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe.

Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget.

But Americans need relief now, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) said — not high gasoline prices that could eventually push them to alternatives.

“I can’t look at motivations. I have to look at results. And under this administration the price of gasoline has doubled,” Nunnelee told Chu.

“The people of north Mississippi can’t be here, so I have to be here and be their voice for them,” Nunnelee added. “I have to tell you that $8 a gallon gasoline makes them afraid. It’s a cruel tax on the people of north Mississippi as they try to go back and forth to work. It’s a cloud hanging over economic development and job creation.”

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1 posted on 02/29/2012 4:30:39 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Higher prices are good? And intentional? Chu on this.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 4:33:43 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: tobyhill
The elitists want us to eat our broccoli.They know better than tens of millions of voters what is good for us.

America, you got what you voted for!

3 posted on 02/29/2012 4:34:58 AM PST by Dustoff45 (A good woman brings out the best in a good man! A better woman might be just what this nation needs)
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To: tobyhill

"...Allah is great, ...ah...ah..ah,. errr I mean look at those high profits those evil gas companies are making"

4 posted on 02/29/2012 4:36:52 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: tobyhill

Steven Chu—the dumbest smartest man ever.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 4:37:17 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: tobyhill
Going to be great when we lose wars because our tanks, ships and planes ran out of algae.
6 posted on 02/29/2012 4:37:44 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Dustoff45

Indeed.

The Messiah told us flat out that hge would soon be robbing us, but that it was for our own good. Oama is getting exactly what he wants.
His intention is to destroy America economically and drive us into third world status.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 4:37:57 AM PST by Venturer
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To: tobyhill
The fix is in and it's working perfectly. As I head out to the gas station this morning I will think about the Limo drivers and all the taxis that will be raising their prices to a public that feels the same pain. Good job this president is going. Guess the common man is only a myth today?
8 posted on 02/29/2012 4:38:10 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: tobyhill

The idiot is actually taking ownership of these prices.

They own it.

Make them lose. Hammer them about this. Not only is this bad for the American economy, it hurts the American auto industry and every person who drives.

Everything which moves from one place to another by truck. Every person who goes to work each day.

This is the issue of the next election. Right here. Right now. Hammer the left about this, GOP. No quarter.

DRILL BABY DRILL.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 4:38:17 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: tobyhill

(Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget.)

Both of which do not work and cost the taxpayers billions in subsidies............
So basically he has stated the the Government is working to destroy the American economy..........


10 posted on 02/29/2012 4:39:37 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: tobyhill

I volunteer Secretary Chu for the first solar 747 test flight next year


11 posted on 02/29/2012 4:39:37 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: tobyhill

Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget.

One good reason for a disappearing act. Wonder how they are impacting negatively the nuclear business?


12 posted on 02/29/2012 4:40:43 AM PST by wita
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To: tobyhill

Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget.

What do you drive Mr Chu?
An electric car?
Does Obama? Does anyone in his Administration?
Thought so...............


13 posted on 02/29/2012 4:41:31 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Dustoff45

Well, you should eat your broccoli. The problem is, by the time they are done, broccoli will cost $10 a bunch.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 4:41:37 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: tobyhill

Wow, thanks for finally noticing, Politico, you blind, deaf and dumb morons.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 4:42:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I agree. As long as we stop using the worst-sounding catchphrase ever.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 4:42:46 AM PST by ngat
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To: tobyhill

Wow, thanks for finally noticing, Politico, you blind, deaf and dumb morons.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 4:43:21 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ngat

I like it.

I predict, the phrase will see a spontaneous resurgence in popularity, because it’s true.

DRILL BABY DRILL.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 4:45:35 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Chu just let the cat out of the bag and if the GOP was smart they would make this the perfect campaign soundbite.
19 posted on 02/29/2012 4:45:42 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“if the GOP was smart”

Ummmm... there’s your problem.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 4:48:49 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: tobyhill

screw the DOE dismantle, it and lets get on with it


21 posted on 02/29/2012 4:53:40 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISRAEL)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Indeed, we have to look at their behaviors to know their true motivations.

Among the possible motivations are:
They truly want to convert our society to using “renewable” energy, as they have stated...
or
they want to completely destroy the ability, through scarcity and artificial cost increase, for the common person to be able to use energy at all, leaving only the elite with access to energy.

Their behaviors demonstrate the latter far more than the former.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 4:54:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tobyhill

America needs a mass crucifixion of the Messiah and all his disciples. There will be no end of the madness till they are gone


23 posted on 02/29/2012 4:57:44 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Doogle
Total annual capacity for BTU energy output of oil, gas, and coal companies = X. Total current annual capacity and projected capacity for BTU or unit of measure output of alternative energies = Y.

Until Y equals 75% of X, only an idiot would plan on using increased costs of X to push people to Y.

If Y capacity approaches a 25% level, you will find private capitalization flooding into Y.

That is unless you want to live in Bartertown, and Tina Turner is the president. Steven Chu would be the Master. Of course he would need a Blaster......

24 posted on 02/29/2012 5:04:04 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: tobyhill

Secretary Chu should be forced to ride a bike and his house should have all utilities disconnected.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 5:07:37 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: tobyhill

Comments at site:

Patriotson (Party: DEMOCRAT!)

“Chu is supporting the Obama slogan of “Hope and Change” to get America off fossil fuels. Chu “hopes” the prices of fossil fuel reaches the comps of Europe and the “Change” will result in forcing Americans to purchase the “Obamacar” (Volt) that no one wants. The DOE has no compassion for the hurt of the American people. Their only objective is to inflict enough pain that people will abandoned their cars in the road ways; shoulders; driveways of America and run to the inefficient autos that technology does not support; infrastructure can’t supply; and America hates.

“Good move, so how is that Obama hope and change thing going for you with the gas prices America? Chu on that the next time you pull up to a gas station; take out your mortgage on your home; auction off your kids and wife; sale the truck and dog just to purchase a tank of gas.

tp517 (Party: DEMOCRAT!)

“What was the goal of the DOE the 40 years previous to this year?

“Doubling and tripling gasoline prices while you execute your schemes to bail out and pay off the lefts political contributors is not going to turn out well for you or the country.

“You do remember the country don’t you?

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Maybe these guys are lousy Freeper trolls? I hope not!


26 posted on 02/29/2012 5:08:50 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: SECURE AMERICA
What is the total energy used by Moochelle & Co. , on their vacations? How many tens of thousands of acres of soybeans, windmills, and corn fields would be needed to produce that amount of fuel?

If there is any pushing to be done and of who to push, perhaps it should begin in Washington with a shove into the Potomac.

At least Jimmy Carter turned down the heat and wore a sweater............

27 posted on 02/29/2012 5:09:25 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: tobyhill

sfl


28 posted on 02/29/2012 5:09:50 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: tobyhill

This admin. thinks they can ween us off oil....what a joke. A bunch of no nothings running the government is a joke. They are all marxists that know best and may they all go to hell. LIkeI said on another thread, if they could put windmills on a plane they’d try to do that. NOthing wrong with oil or its by products and there are lots of them including material for clothing....Every now and then I would use water too hot to wash my nursing uniforms and they would come out spotted with black oil. Some polyesters are oil by products, so are plastics. Its not just oil, its used for many things...


29 posted on 02/29/2012 5:10:14 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Rannug
yes, when the little people cant afford fossil fuels, some energy firm (a DNC donor crony of obama) will obtain billions of govt tax dollars in subsidies to develop an alternative, then spend billions more in govt tax dollars to subsidize it so the little people can “afford” it

Of course by them all the “little people” will be living in population clusters where they are more easily “served” (controlled) by the big government, who will control what they eat, what their children learn, what medical care they receive, and what they are permitted to do and hear in their churches, if they persist in this faith mythology thing

dream on, this is the land of pointy-headed liberals like Chu who can't park a bicycle straight but gets a chauffeured limo to work everyday

30 posted on 02/29/2012 5:10:17 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

But it really sounds stupid. And it’s four years old. Can’t you come up with something more original?


31 posted on 02/29/2012 5:13:51 AM PST by ngat
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To: tobyhill
FUSC
32 posted on 02/29/2012 5:24:58 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: ngat

What do you think of Sarah Palin?

(just checking a hunch)


33 posted on 02/29/2012 5:27:11 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: tobyhill

Let’s understand the logic here:

Raise pump prices to $8 per gallon, incredibly burdening the average American.

Then, tell that American he must purchase a new car that runs on another fuel source, even though that American has less disposable income becase the price of gas is consuming it.

Answer: Subsidize the electric and unicorn cars and levy a tax on hydrocarbon-based vehicles.


34 posted on 02/29/2012 5:28:06 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: tobyhill
This one single fact needs to be pounded home this election year.

If the average person understands that this "President" (I use that term loosely) wants $5+ per gallon gas, he will lose this election in the biggest landslide of all time.

Shout it from the rooftops!!!

35 posted on 02/29/2012 5:30:31 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: tobyhill

The Dept.Of Energy has got to go.It has done nothing to provide energy independence for the United States.Instead it has thrown more obstacles in the way forcing us to spend more and making us more dependant on foriegn sources of energy.


36 posted on 02/29/2012 5:33:22 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Happy Rain
Going to be great when we lose wars because our tanks, ships and planes ran out of algae.

Not a problem since we've outsourced our means of manufacturing production we won't need fuel. There won't be any tanks, ships and planes left after the first strike.

37 posted on 02/29/2012 5:37:57 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: tobyhill

It’s time for the voters to “wean” Chu and his DOE buddies off of taxpayer dollars.


38 posted on 02/29/2012 5:39:12 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: tobyhill
By the way, another very effective tactic against the 0 administration will be to point out that our electricity supply and price is being impacted by dozens of power plants closing due to new EPA rules this year.

Personally I'm hoping for some rolling blackouts this summer - that should fire people up quite a bit... ;-)

39 posted on 02/29/2012 5:39:25 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: bert
America needs a mass crucifixion of the Messiah and all his disciples. There will be no end of the madness till they are gone

As long as the cross is bio-degradable I don't see the problem.

40 posted on 02/29/2012 5:41:09 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Yeah, Volts for the dolts.

NEWTer owe bama


41 posted on 02/29/2012 5:43:36 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: PreciousLiberty
If the average person understands that this "President" (I use that term loosely) wants $5+ per gallon gas, he will lose this election in the biggest landslide of all time.

Your forgetting that almost half of Americans are on the dole or recieve some sort of govt. "benefit"

They will continue to vote for MARXISM and all it's glory.

42 posted on 02/29/2012 5:44:07 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Happy Rain
Going to be great when we lose wars because our tanks, ships and planes ran out of algae.

They'd simply be able to pull up to the nearest swamp to refill...except the EPA will beat them to it and declare the "wetlands" off limits.

43 posted on 02/29/2012 5:46:41 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: PreciousLiberty

FU man CHU!!!!


44 posted on 02/29/2012 5:47:15 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: cameraeye

As I head out to the gas station this morning I will think about the Limo drivers and all the taxis that will be raising their prices to a public that feels the same pain.

But, the governmental elitists and hollywood don’t think about that because they have plenty of money to afford whatever - their attitude? let them eat cake!


45 posted on 02/29/2012 5:50:06 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: tobyhill
If Obama/Chu were really interested in weaning America off oil, they wouldn't accelerate the greatest transfer of western wealth to the ME for imports - instead of increasing domestic access to drilling and processing capacity and pilfering profits to fund and develop alternate energy sources.

Rather, as with the majority of this administrations decisions, they bow to foreign interests and instead fund & materially/politically support and encourage the resurrection of the Islamic caliphate through oil propheteering. This article first appeared in the British magazine Encounter in July 1979 and remains as relevent today as ever:

J.B. Kelly: Of Valuable Oil & Worthless Policies

Treason by any other name.


46 posted on 02/29/2012 5:55:02 AM PST by wtd
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To: tobyhill

Electric cars are not feasible period. Never will be. There isn’t enough algae on earth to produce enough fuel to power every automobile on earth for two hours...


47 posted on 02/29/2012 5:58:38 AM PST by databoss
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To: LRoggy

He won his Nobel for algae oil development, so he should fly that 747 with algae over the Grand Canyon.

Pray for America


48 posted on 02/29/2012 5:58:49 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: All

The people who are hurt the most by the high gas prices are the very ones who CAN’T afford hybrid vehicles.

In other words, the couple who lost their job (and therefore credit) can’t go buy a $30,000 hybrid to get more mpg and STILL are forced to pay $4 a gallon.


49 posted on 02/29/2012 6:04:26 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“We need to look at the situation of gas prices today.”

— Rick Santorum, two days ago. So ahead of the curve.


50 posted on 02/29/2012 6:17:44 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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