What does it matter how much of “the world’s oil” we use? There aren’t countries around the world with cars sitting idle because we’ve used up their share of oil. That’s like saying people who work out use more than their share of oxygen because they breathe heavier. And if only they’d take a few days off every now and then, fat people on couches eating Doritos would be able to exercise, too.
President Obama seems to think it’s “unfair” we use so much oil compared to the rest of the world. This is insane. Nobody is sitting around thinking they could cure cancer if only the United States used less oil, but the damned United States just keeps sucking it up like it’s a fat kid trying desperately to get that first sip of milkshake up the straw.”
Oil prices are so high because we have amateurs running the show. Being a professional rabble-rouser, which was about the extent of the president’s resume when he was hired, doesn’t exactly translate well into managing the world’s problems or its biggest economy.
His government has been printing money like it’s an Olympic event and he’s going for the gold. By the way, this is why gold prices have gone through the roof and is not unrelated to why gas prices are so high.
He also has stirred up a hornet’s nest in the Middle East – cheering and encouraging protesters while an ally in Egypt was toppled, but remaining silent when Iran, the biggest threat to a gigantic portion of the current supply of oil, faced a similar uprising.
If you wrote a movie script about how horribly Barack Obama has handled energy policy, nobody would believe it. It’s simply too crazy. But if you did write that script, changed the name of the president and put an R behind his name, Steven Spielberg would sign on to direct Tom Hanks in it.
It would, of course, tank, but I’m sure the money could be more than made up for by some sort of “green energy” grant from the EPA. Considering how Obama is paying off his friends through that money laundering scam, it might actually be the least wasteful grant they make this year.