Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Obama's Big Energy Lie
Barack Obama recently announced "an expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration" in some areas off the coasts of the United States to "sustain economic growth and produce jobs" . I do not trust the man; neither do I believe what he says. It appears that I am joined by many other people who don't believe what he says. Here are some quotes from newspapers across the nation. 1) The Los Angeles Times : "President Obama … unveiled a controversial offshore drilling plan Wednesday that was driven largely by the politics of his agenda on energy and climate change - not by hopes of changing the nation's energy supply." 2) The Washington Post : "President Obama's decision … reflects a high-stakes calculation by the White House: splitting the difference on the most contentious energy issues could help secure a bipartisan climate deal this year." 3) The New York Times : "The proposal is also intended to … help win political support for comprehensive energy and climate legislation." In a report posted on April 1, 2010, Conn Carroll wrote, "In fact, if anything, the policies announced by President Obama yesterday will actually decrease and delay future U.S. oil production. The President actually canceled four lease sales off the Alaska coast that were planned to begin producing oil within the next two years, delayed a planned lease off Virginia until at least 2012, and placed some areas off limits for at least seven years. Go back and look at President Obama's actual announcement again: he only promised new exploration off the Atlantic coast. There is absolutely no guarantee that any new drilling will ever occur…." Carroll explained that President Obama must have a different agenda than actually developing new energy sources that would create more private sector jobs as well as needed revenues for both the states and the nation. He pointed out that we only need to listen to other members of the Obama Administration in order to understand what their true goals are. He quoted Energy Secretary Steven Chu as stating, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." Carroll wrote that "Europeans were paying $8 a gallon for gas at the pump" at the time that Chu made that statement. Carroll also pointed out that the Obama Administration has taken actions in other parts of the nation to curtail energy production and to increase regulation of carbon emissions. He suggested that all these actions being taken by the Obama Administration are all part of the plan to get a cap and trade bill passed. After fighting Obama and the Congress for a year to keep Obamacare from being forced on us, we must recognize that they do not have the good of America at heart. The progressives who are now in control of our nation are continuing with their evil plan to enslave Americans. They told us that they wanted to "fundamentally transform America" - and they are in the process of doing it!