According to the nationwide Lundberg Survey, the national average cost to American drivers was $4 per gallon on May 6. That’s 11.98 cents more than on April 22. When Barack Obama was inaugurated, the average gas price was $1.87 a gallon.
A tremendous congratulations must be given by one and all to Barack Obama for successfully achieving one of his major goals as President of the United States…crippling high gas prices!
High fuel costs are necessary to save the Country as well as the World. Americans are not willing to give Green Energy alternatives a chance if they do not have to, so President Obama is acting like a true, devoted, benevolent leader; assault the way of life of your fellow American’s for their own good!
This was not an easy achievement. It took great “laser beam” focus and perseverance to cause this mammoth milestone in the Obama Presidency to occur. As Sarah Palin stated in her March 15 Facebook message, Obama and his Administration “were not a passive observer to the trends that have inflated oil prices to dangerous levels.”
It is obvious he wanted higher prices in his interview in 2008 when he said he was for a “gradual adjustment” of higher gas prices. In the same interview he also said that a fast rise would be a “shock to American pocketbooks”. That is the depth of this man’s understanding, he knows if gas prices rise to quickly, our pocketbooks would be unable to handle it. But, if the fuel prices rise slowly, this will give our pocketbooks the time to stretch and grow, thus allowing the pocketbooks more room for money. This is simple “pocketbook physics” (closely related to the logic of “Keynesian Economics”).
The drilling moratorium was ingenious! President Obama’s post-BP oil spill strategy of turning a “tragedy” into “MORE tragedy” by denying jobs to oil drillers worked well in starving the US of oil and, at the same time , telling the world “We will stop oil drilling to save Planet Earth, and you are free to drill us with higher oil costs”!
He also eliminated “several vital oil and natural gas production tax incentives,” and denied oil companies the required permits to conduct exploratory drilling this year. Let’s face it, if you allow oil companies to find even MORE oil, this will only encourage them to stay in business.
Oil is obviously an addiction for the American people. The President seems to be using a Nancy Reaganesque “Just Say No to Oil” Campaign, because, let’s face it, Oil is just like a gateway drug to things like “Freedom” and “Self- Responsibility”. Also, think of the lives being saved with less cars on the road, leading to less people dying of car accidents and pollution! And the respective inflation caused by high fuel costs will cause food and clothing costs to rise, making Americans skinnier, and with a cool tattered-clothed “Grunge” look! Where’s the down side here?
So thank you President Obama, Americans don’t understand, but you do.