It's no secret that we're being gouged at the pumps. The reason for soaring gas prices? According to Obama, it's not because of anything he has done -- not his devaluing the dollar via his disastrous economic decisions, his closing federal lands for oil production opened by his predecessor, his passing cap-and-trade legislation in the middle of the worst economy since the Great Depression or his refusing to stand strong against the regime in Iran, which controls 20 percent of the world's oil supply via the Strait of Hormuz.
President Obama would do well to take his own advice; in regard to the possibility of $3-a-gallon gas in 2006, the then senator said, "The time for excuses is over."
To add insult to injury, Obama has appointed some petroleum-pillaging politicians, such as Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who, according to The Wall Street Journal, said in 2008 that in order to wean Americans off gasoline, the administration should make them punitively pay at the pump: "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."
And just two weeks ago, as reported by Politico, Chu told Congress that Obama's Department of Energy "isn't working to lower gasoline prices directly" but "is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles."
When Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., specifically asked Chu whether the Obama administration's goal is to lower gas prices, he emphatically replied, "No." (Out of the horse's mouth!)
But I suppose the views of Obama-appointed officials such as Chu don't have any bearing on soaring gas prices, right?
Chu again embraced the strategy to raise gas prices in order to increase green alternatives to Chris Wallace, host of "Fox News Sunday," in February 2011, when he said: "The price of gasoline over the long haul should be expected to go up just because of supply and demand issues. And so we see this in the buying habits of Americans as they make choices for the next car they buy."
Increasing gas prices in order to wean us off gasoline and onto biofuel alternatives is a ruse -- a deceptive strategy laid on the backs of American citizens.
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