Obama Administration Admits It’s Not Interested In Lowering Gas Prices

President Obama and his allies claim they are not responsible for the record high gas prices Americans are currently facing at the pump. And, rather than find ways to bring gas costs down, the Obama administration is more concerned with encouraging other more “green” energy sources.

It is worth pointing out that many of the same Democrats who now claim Obama is not responsible for the current gas prices, lambasted President Bush for high gas prices during his time in the Oval Office.

There is plenty of evidence the Obama administration has taken several steps to prevent an increase in domestic oil production including a drilling moratorium that was overturned by the courts, the rejection of the Keystone Pipeline and a refusal to issue new permits in many potential drilling locations.

The Obama administration argued these actions would not make a real difference in gas prices, but now comes confirmation from Obama’s Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, that the administration is not really interested in lower energy prices.

Secretary Chu explained the administration is more interested in promoting other types of energy than lower gas prices, which would make other energy sources less appealing.  This revelation fits with a previous statement by Barack Obama that he would like to see a “gradual increase” in gas prices.

This is a stunning position for any elected official.  The President and his administration are actively encouraging high gas prices so they can push along their own green-energy agenda, yet they are simultaneously making the claim that they are not responsible for those high prices.

At a time when Americans are truly suffering economically and every dollar counts, high gas prices mean that almost every product that requires transportation will cost more.  This is essentially an extra tax that hurts our economy and doesn’t provide any real benefit, yet the Obama administration is admittedly not interested in doing anything to prevent it.   Furthermore, the individuals that are hurt the most by rising gas prices are the poor, young and elderly, which are the very groups this president has previously claimed to be most interested in representing.

A majority of Democrats and Republicans can see how their wallets are being impacted by high energy costs on a weekly basis. That impact combined with the confirmation of the administration’s incredible position on the issue is bound to become a major issue during the upcoming election.

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  1. John says:

    You people are too funny. Gas prices are only back to where they were when dubya’s depression tanked the price of gas. The price of gas is increasing even though US production is skyrocketing. Obama hasn’t cut oil production in the USA, he has increased it. The only thing that will bring gas prices back down again is a double dip back into the disasters we were facing in 2008

    You’re lying.

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