Obama Wants You to Pay More for Energy

Obama said during his campaign that under his plan, the price we pay for energy would NECESSARILY SKYROCKET.  Does that sound like a receipe for economic success?  Does that sound like a plan that would help the average person?  The overwhelming evidence from Obama’s first 14 months in office would seem to support the theory that Obama is following a Cloward and Piven style strategy to intentionally collapse the economy and American way of life by introducing one crisis after another to which the system eventually will be unable to respond.

Now we see further evidence that Obama has no intention of trying to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.  He has no intention of trying to reduce the cost of our energy.  He has EVERY intention of using skyrocketing energy prices as a crisis from which he and the progressives can usurp even more control over our lives.

Mr. Obama, you and your progressive liberal friends may succeed in plunging our country into crisis, but you will never take it over.  When the balloon goes up, you spineless liberals won’t be able to stop American patriots from regaining control of this country and restoring CONSTITUTIONAL law.  Your attempted destruction of America will not be allowed to succeed.


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/The-Obama-Moratorium-No-offshore-drilling-while-hes-in-office-87246077.html#ixzz0hqbbua2V

The Obama Moratorium: No offshore drilling while he’s in office

By: Barbara Hollingsworth
Local Opinion Editor
03/10/10 1:19 PM EST

The Obama administration’s six-month delay in approving new offshore drilling leases in federal waters will become a new three-year ban, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar quietly told reporters last Friday. Which means that no new oil and gas leases will be approved during President Obama’s term even though two –thirds of the American public supports such activity, according to a December 2009 Rasmussen poll.

Sixty percent also believe that gas and oil prices will drop if the government allows offshore drilling, opening up an estimate 14 billion barrels of oil and 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.  (Of course prices will drop.  During the ’70s when the Arabs jacked up oil prices, we started to get serious about drilling.  When we did, two things happened.  The supply of oil increased, thus dropping the price, and the Arabs saw that we were serious about supplying our own oil so they simply dropped their prices to a point that we could not afford to drill for our own oil instead of buying theirs.  If we start drilling, we will eventually produce our own oil as cheaply as the Arabs can and be able to control our own price and supply.  This will also buy us time to develop VIABLE sources of cleaner energy while not collapsing our economy.)

On July 14, 2008 President George W. Bush lifted an executive ban on Outer Continental Shelf leasing. On October 1, 2008, in a bipartisan agreement, Congress lifted another longstanding ban on new oil and gas leasing in the OCS.

Drilling was supposed to begin this July. But Salazar said he intends to discard the 2010-2015 lease plan developed by the Bush administration in favor of a new plan that won’t even go into effect until 2012.

“Secretary Salazar has finally confirmed what had long been feared – that the Obama Administration has no intention of opening up new areas for offshore drilling during his four-years in office, said Rep. Doc Hastings, the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee.

So for the next three years and probably more, trillions of dollars in domestic energy assets will remain untouched while billions of dollars more are spent on foreign oil.


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