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Obama's Energy Plan: Buy Fuel Efficient Cars
Townhall.com ^ | March 3 2012 | Kat Hicks

Posted on 03/03/2012 10:04:47 AM PST by Kaslin

Keystone pipeline? Nah. Just buy a Prius! Or better yet -- a Volt!

Yes, President Inflate-Your-Tires has once again found a real solution to America's energy problems: buy a fuel efficient car! In his weekly address this morning, Obama suggests that the remedy to rising gas prices is coming from Detroit -- but it won't actually be here until 2025.

In his weekly radio and online address Saturday, Obama said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025, doubling current mileage standards.

"That means folks will be able to fill up every two weeks instead of every week, saving the typical family more than $8,000 at the pump over time," he said. "That's a big deal, especially as families are yet again feeling the pinch from rising gas prices."

"What's happening in Detroit will make a difference. But it won't solve everything," Obama said. "There's no silver bullet for avoiding spikes in gas prices every year."

Why don't you tell that to President Bush? You blamed him for increased gas prices back in 2008, when it cost $2.50/gallon to fill up.

You know what we call that now, Mr. President? The good old days.

Now, here we are, facing $5/gallon, and not only does Obama refuse to take the blame, but the best answer he can offer is a car that won't even be built for another 13 years. No, we won't build a pipeline from Canada to reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil. No, we won't allow for increased extraction of domestic oil reserves. Apparently, we're not even relying on the search for new forms of fuel as the cornerstone of this administration's energy policy.

Apparently, he's given up. It's on you now, America. Just buy a new car.

Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington, who gave the Republican address in response, said it best: "The president, who campaigned on a promise to address rising gas prices, now talks as if they're largely beyond his control."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Alaska; US: Louisiana; US: Michigan; US: Texas
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1 posted on 03/03/2012 10:04:52 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Vote for 0bama and save the planet

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Vote for Mittens and get an extra wheel

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2 posted on 03/03/2012 10:14:17 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Kaslin

BTW, all-electric cars have been around since the 1800’s. They were very prevalant in the early 1900’s, but their big downfall was their limited range. And even today with all our technolgy, we still have that pesky limited range problem and no amount of marketing or political BS can cover it up.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 10:15:29 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And don’t forget to keep your tires at their proper inflation.

Thanks Kaslin.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 10:16:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Kaslin

Hey Mr President! Most of the driveways in my neighborhood already have fuel-efficient Hyundais, Kias, and Toyotas sitting in them—and it costs almost $60 to fill them up thanks to your “the cost of energy will necessarily skyrocket” policies.


5 posted on 03/03/2012 10:17:21 AM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: umgud
They were very prevalant in the early 1900’s, but their big downfall was their limited range.

Silly American! The all-father knows best - what need do you have to travel beyond a few miles of your government approved domicile...

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This will be used as a public service message in the near future.

6 posted on 03/03/2012 10:19:16 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Kaslin

OK, I dug out that “light sweater” that Jimmah Carter said would solve the energy crisis in the early 70s, covered it with algae from Oakland’s Lake Merritt, and over inflated my tires.

But gas around here is STILL well over $4 per gallon! What am I doing wrong? Oh, and the algae gets itchy when it dries...


7 posted on 03/03/2012 10:29:08 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Kaslin
OBAMARECORDS
8 posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:53 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Bryanw92

My 2005 Neon gets 31 mpg CITY, and I don’t like the $30 bill to fill it up.

DILL BABY DRILL.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:25 AM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: Bryanw92

My 2005 Neon gets 31 mpg CITY, and I don’t like the $30 bill to fill it up.

DILL BABY DRILL.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:53 AM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: Kaslin

So much for that expensive bailout of US car companies.

Not too many fuel efficient GM cars...


11 posted on 03/03/2012 10:40:56 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Kaslin
Yep buy a Volt to take those 1,250 lbs bales of hay to feed my cattle, not my 3/4 ton pick up that gets 17 mpg.

If a Volt doesn't flip over backwards or fail to pull the hills around here I have to wonder what it's range is measured in feet.

Government Motor is shutting down the Volt assembly line for 5 weeks! Better get one before they stop making them. I for sure want to be PC.

12 posted on 03/03/2012 10:47:25 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Kaslin
Our early Presidents and leaders believed in the Creator-endowed gift of reason in each individual who, if guaranteed equality before the law and freedom from oppressive collections of individuals in government, would make individual decisions which would benefit each other and the world.

Their understanding of human nature is why their Constitution strictly limited, divided, separated, checked and balanced the coercive power they would grant to a President, a Congress, a Senate, or a Judiciary branch of government.

Never before have we had such a glaring example of their wisdom and prescience. Even they could not have imagined that 237 years later there could be such arrogance and presumption of power by a sitting President.

The equivalent would have been a Washington, Adams, Jefferson, or Madison advising citizens on which horse or mule they should choose for their farms or travels, or which crop they should plant and put on their tables.

Their passion was for individual liberty, and they were willing to sacrifice their own lives, property, and sacred honor to secure it for us! No time for interfering in the personal lives and decisions of their fellow citizens--only time for defending the nation and assuring that the precious Constitution they had framed was honored and preserved for such as now inhabit the land.

Are there examples in American history where the general welfare of the society benefited by applying the principles of so-called "government" control?

A reading of Governor Bradford's diary of the experience of the Jamestown Colony might be instructive here.

America's Founders preferred liberty for individuals, and their principles made America a desired destination for millions for over 200 years.

"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39

"Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread." --Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821. ME 1:122

13 posted on 03/03/2012 10:48:57 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: TYVets

When GM gives up and discontinues the car will replacement batteries even be made?

Pretty expensive paperweight if the model ends up scrapped.

Or really expensive replacment batteries, if they end up only available aftermarket...

Not like there will be a big market out there to support, a small selling car.

The law of unintended consequences: After all the bailing out, Government Motors will probably end up BK directly as a result of this administration’s failed energy policies.

Such astounding incompetence.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 10:53:52 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Kaslin

Odinga Omullah has just not figured out how to shake down the pipeline yet. As soon as the toll is paid the pipe will be laid.


15 posted on 03/03/2012 11:01:15 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Kaslin

snip-”UN Poster Boy numero uno, Canadian Maurice Strong who accepted a $1 million cheque courtesy of oil-for-food main player Saddam Hussein (although he contends he did know at the time the money came from Hussein) went on to invest in the Chery car company, stated intention of which was to bring America’s auto industry to its knees with the likes of Obama bagman George Soros.

Soros has close ties to former UN Deputy Secretary General Baron Mark Malloch-Brown.”

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/13403


16 posted on 03/03/2012 11:10:01 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Kaslin

Now let me see if I have this right. Today I fill up a car that gets 30 miles to the gallon and gas costs $4/gal. In 2025 I fill up a car that gets 60 miles to the gallon and gas costs $8/gal. I don’t know how that equates to $8,000 in savings. Seems to me like a breakeven. But I guess Obama counts on products of our school system not to get it.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 11:42:01 AM PST by george123
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To: Kaslin

Plan No. 2, buy a fuel efficient car.

Plan No. 1, carry a tire guage in your pocket.

When will the Democrats quit?


18 posted on 03/03/2012 12:19:30 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Kaslin

19 posted on 03/03/2012 1:54:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: BarbM

Does DILL help gas mileage???


20 posted on 03/03/2012 2:06:04 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Kaslin; ex-Texan
Carter began the destruction of the American full size automobile & U.S. auto industry, and Barry O is completing the agenda.


21 posted on 03/03/2012 7:09:22 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never 'free'.)
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