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    Obama Says He Will Seek To Lift U.S. Oil Output
    Republicans dismissed the president's measures and continued to criticize his administration over its oil and gas drilling policy, saying it has failed to encourage domestic drilling.
    Seems no matter what he does some will always find fault with it..



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    Crazy, I don't think I would ever want to be president!! Seems no matter who is in office, none of them can do anything right. I do think this president has been critized much more than usual. The guy inherits a ruined economy and the republicans yell that he has caused it in one way or another. Hmmm, now lets see, weren't they in office when the economy crashed?? The high gas prices are just something else he can be blaimed for. But then, wasn't George Bush in office the last time our gas prices skyrocketed?

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    Politicians have to be seen as being of the party faithful. If Bush were still in office you'd hear the same noise for the Democratic Party. FWIW, I agree with you, but at their level it's all game-playing with us as the chips.

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    Can we at least be honest? Gas prices were about $2.50 a gallon in 2009.
    Now obviously turmoil in the Middle East has something to do with the gas prices, but Bush had 9/11 to deal with and we were on the verge of invading Iraq. So while the Bam can't be entirely responsible for the rise in prices, it's still worth asking what Obama's doing to make things worse. I was thinking maybe his economic policies are a factor? He did say the price of gas is the reason his poll numbers dropped

    After all, this is the President who told us "We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

    This is the President that appointed a Secretary of the Interior that famously said he didn't mind if gas hit $10 a gallon. Let them drive small cars. Hope to hopeless

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    Quote Originally Posted by bean View Post
    Can we at least be honest? Gas prices were about $2.50 a gallon in 2009.
    Now obviously turmoil in the Middle East has something to do with the gas prices, but Bush had 9/11 to deal with and we were on the verge of invading Iraq. So while the Bam can't be entirely responsible for the rise in prices, it's still worth asking what Obama's doing to make things worse. I was thinking maybe his economic policies are a factor? He did say the price of gas is the reason his poll numbers dropped

    After all, this is the President who told us "We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

    This is the President that appointed a Secretary of the Interior that famously said he didn't mind if gas hit $10 a gallon. Let them drive small cars. Hope to hopeless
    If we're being honest, then let's admit that there's precious little that the government really does, other than tax, offer leases, subsidies, and otherwise smooth the way for Big Oil, and so on. Or it encourages alternatives to existing technologies and energies.

    But it's the market that really sets price. OPEC, refineries, demand of China and India, events in the Middle East, that all factors into it. Also it's the speculators and investors that run the price up (or down) on some scare or rumor.

    The manipulation of this system for profit is what gets me, when it's become as necessary as water or electrical service (that is, the "Wall Street Gordon Gekko investor types"). No matter what happens, though I see no changes ahead, simply because we as individuals can't afford the infrastructure to break away form the energy corporations and do it ourselves. But they do have the funds and even when we break away from oil, we'll still be paying the Big Energy companies and the investors. They'll still be giving us the .

 

 

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