Skip to comments.US Criticizes Russia's Gas Price Hike for Ukraine
Posted on 04/04/2014 8:49:23 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
The White House objected to Russia's increase in natural gas prices for Ukraine on Thursday and said markets should determine prices.
White House Spokesman Jay Carney spoke after Russian natural gas producer Gazprom announced it would virtually double the gas price for Ukraine to $485 per 1,000 cubic meters this month, which Ukraine said was politically motivated.
That kind of action taken coercively against Ukraine is something we oppose, Carney told reporters.
We believe that markets should determine energy prices.
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Please bring some of your concern about rising energy prices due to government policies home. Government policy is adversely affected our free markets in America and is driving energy costs through the roof. Perhaps you should look into this.
Or perhaps we the people should place sanctions against our government.
“We believe that markets should determine energy prices.”
I can't believe this little pissant said this with a straight face.
Obunghole: Free markets? Never heard of him.
The Prez controls gas prices the very same way here. Check historical gas prices around the last election and see if I’m wrong...lol
We need a worldwide “Ca$h for Clunkers” program to dispose of most politicians.
Putin should have said he was doing it to fight global warming, then he’d get a Nobel Prize.
But-but-but aren’t higher prices for energy GOOD for everybody’s economic outlook?
After all, by raising the cost of a unit of energy, by whatever means, doesn’t that cause people to take steps to REDUCE their use of it, and become more efficient? And reduce their personal carbon footprint?
The Ukraine should immediately ban the sale of all incandescent light bulbs. Works for the territory once known as “the United States of America”, doesn’t it?
(Do I HAVE to put on the “< /sarcasm > tag?)
Carney then exited the White House to fill up with summer blend gasoline refined under EPA state-by-state mandates.
So the amber stain sniffing lil’ by blow has gone from telling American citizens what they must buy, to dictating what and at what price a sovereign nation must sell of its own natural resources? We are governed by Caligula.
Putin is making good on his threat - he actually threatened to cut off ALL gas supplies to the EU (and why they backed down).
The EU is more dependent on Putin than he ever will be on them:
Russia is a charter member of BRICS, a 5-nation, mighty economic trading bloc that includes, China, Brazil, India and South Africa. BRICS represents 3 billion people with a combined GDP of $14.8 trillion.
Putin is also a founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which, in addition to the central founding players of Russia and China, also includes members nations Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, plus guest nations India, Belarus, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Belarus, Turkey and Turkmenestan.
Putin has worked to put Russia in a strong economic position and he is pushing forward the Eurasian Union as a bulwark against the EU. He has made Russia the fulcrum of power around which economic blocs such as BRICS revolve so as to stymie the influence of the IMF.
Russias public debt ratio is the lowest among major nations.
Compare that with the bankrupt US, $17 trillion in debt, running on money borrowed from China, with bridges collapsing and 44 million citizens on food stamps.
Look at their (America’s) trade balance, their debt, and budget. They turn on the printing press and flood the whole world with government bonds. There is no way we will act this way.... We dont have the luxury of such hooliganism.
-—”Vlad the Bad” Putin
Obama need your help with Putin and Russia again.
According to a report in Kommersant-Ukraine, the finance ministry of Washingtons stooges in Kiev who are pretending to be a government has prepared an economic austerity plan that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid at the expense of Ukraines poor.
Welcome to the EU!! Welcome to austerity, homosexual "rights" shoved down your throat, massive third world immigration from Africa and more!!
Which explains why Golden Dawn and Jobbik are doing so well in Greece and Hungary. No doubt it will have the same effect in Ukraine.
Gas is averaging ≈ $4.05 in the Los Angeles area this morning.
Yes, except with more violence in the Ukraine, IMO.
Here it is:
And an extra one to boot!!
Which why Putin in all likelihood won’t invade the rest of Ukraine. He doesn’t need to. Allow the IMF, EU and US enough time and Ukraine will drop like a ripe apple into the lap of Russia.