FIAF – $3.55 a gallon edition

‘member this?

In January 2008, candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that under his cap-and-trade plan, “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Steven Chu, now Secretary of Energy, told this newspaper in the same year: “Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” That would be, oh, $10 a gallon.

And, since he won, we’re well on our way to that. Oh, yea. Sure. Obama ok’ed ONE deep water drilling permit this week. ONE. WTG!

Alaska? His administration has killed development. Off the coasts? Ba haa haaa. Deep water? OMG, no.

Onshore? Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has revoked oil-and-gas leases. The EPA is suffocating the coal industry with regulation. One of the president’s only clear State of the Union proposals was to raise taxes on oil and gas.

Higher gas prices FTW.

The White House sniffs trouble and this week rushed to issue its first Gulf deep-water permit since the spill. Yet the administration has so much wrapped up in its green-energy agenda—stimulus grants, subsidies, programs in every department—it seems unwilling to do more. The EPA has refused to budge on controversial carbon-emissions regulations. The president is now pushing for a “clean energy” mandate, the ugly stepchild of cap and trade. The White House is trying to recruit gullible Republicans to a “comprehensive” energy bill, though its goal appears to be to cloak a further renewable agenda behind the few bones it would toss to natural gas or nuclear.

Don’t fall for it. This is what Obama intended, for gas prices to rise. Then we’re going to all hop on Obama’s imaginary trains, or fork over $45,000 for a car that can’t drive us to work and back without being recharged.

Recharged, of course, by that magical electricity powered by … what? Oh, right. Windmills and solar panels. Good luck with that.

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So, yes, please, more of this:

“I believe EPA is headed in the wrong direction with an aggressive and overzealous regulatory agenda that far exceeds the authority it’s been granted,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said at a hearing on the agency’s budget earlier Thursday.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), chairman of the Energy panel, introduced the House version, while Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced the Senate version.

“The Energy Tax Prevention Act also imposes accountability,” Inhofe said in a statement on the new bill. “It takes power away from unelected bureaucrats and puts it where it belongs: in Congress, where the people can and should decide the nation’s climate change policy.”

We have to stop the EPA from imposing whatever the hell it wants on us. Now.

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More from The Hill. It’s called Godwin’s law, my friend.

As a nation, I look back in history and some of the worst governments we’ve ever had, you know one of the the first thing they did? They went after the trade unions,” he said. “Hitler didn’t want unions, Stalin didn’t want unions. [Former Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak didn’t want independent unions.”

As if that didn’t go far enough, we’ve got Charlie Rangel:

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said this week that abolishing collective bargaining rights would be akin to reinstituting slavery.

Nice going, idiots.

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Memo to Jason Linkins: Mike Huckabee isn’t exactly who I want for a GOP candidate. But, you know. Whatever. Carry on.

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And, Hillary – really?

Of course the comments are precious. Offered w/o comment

Aside from Rachel Maddow, MSM news is horrible in the USA. Now they’re going to stop funding NPR and PBS – the only real news stations we had. It’s sad, but those of us who want real news will have to get it from out of the country (BBC, anyone?).

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And now for some music

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6 Comments on “FIAF – $3.55 a gallon edition”

  1. klem Says:

    The price for gas will still rise over the next couple of years, partially due to the unrest in the middle east right now, but also because of stimulus spending. The fed are putting so many extra dollars into circulation that it is effectively devaluing the dollar, reducing it’s buying power. This means it will require more dollars to buy a barrel of oil, this is the same as a carbon tax and will force up the cost of fuel at teh pump, making us all buy small electric cars. Just the way Europeans do now, the suckers. This kind of life is the goal of the left, we need to remember this at the next election.

  2. Car in Says:

    Yep. All which means it is THAT more important that we drill here, drill now AND that we don’t further drive up the aggregate cost by taxing it.

    Which, of course, means that it is all the more important that we reject the Obama agenda, and find a good candidate for 2012.

    The search continues…

  3. Hotspur Says:

    Great poat.

    Please, in future, warn of links to HuffPoop. I don’t enjoy giving those communist bastards any traffic.

  4. Car in Says:

    I don’t tiny URL, so you can always hover before you clicky.


  5. I can’t say that I say the best minds of my generation consumed by madness, but I am watching my countrymen and government being consumed by it.

    The tipping point is when they’ve ceased to suffer from insanity and they actually enjoy it.

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.


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