Doug Powers reports that Barack Obama has no “silver bullets” to bring down those darned gas prices. Maybe they were all used up shooting holes in our economy, especially domestic oil drilling? Or maybe, as Powers suggests, it is not about silver but about gold and green?
There are several “silver bullets” to help bring down the price of gas, but none of those pieces of silver create gold for the “green” sector or keep the tax stream flowing to government, so motorists will keep being in the red for the foreseeable future:
President Barack Obama reiterated his plan to stabilize soaring gas prices, telling Americans in his weekly address on Saturday that “instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy sources, we need to invest in tomorrow’s.”
At a time when the economy is struggling to rebound and many people are still searching for jobs, a $4 per gallon price tag is “just another burden when things were already pretty tough,” Obama said.
Echoing a criticism he has made frequently in the past, the president condemned politicians who “score a few points” by offering quick-fix solutions whenever there is a spike in gas prices. “The truth is, there’s no silver bullet that can bring down gas prices right away,” Obama said.
So far Obama’s only real solution for strapped consumers has been to tell them to trade in their gas guzzlers for kumquat-powered golf carts and to mock “drill baby drill,” and yet the oil market seems unimpressed.
Powers also points out that Obama is willing to help build a new refinery. He is even willing to shell out nearly 3 billion of our dollars for it. That refinery will be in Columbia, no, not Columbia, South Carolina, of course not! It will be in Columbia, as in Central America. Can you say outsourcing jobs? Of course, Obama also wants to use our technology to help Brazil drill off its shores for oil. Yet he opposes the use of that same technology here! He also opposes drilling in Alaska, and seemingly anywhere else in this country. Gee, I wonder if these policies might have a hand in rising gas prices? Or, as Obama prefers to say, a “gradual adjustment”
Of course, Obama tells us he wants us to get “greener” find alternative sources of energy. And, if you really think he gives a damn about Americans gas woes, recall that he loves him some cap and trade. And cap and trade will mean less “gradual adjustments” and more “skyrocket”!
You see it is about a “fundamental change” in America. A change that will force us to go “green”, no matter how much it harms our economy. Even if it “bankrupts” certain industries.
And if Obama would bankrupt the coal industry, and see prices for electricity “skyrocket”, why would he hesitate to do the same to the domestic oil industry?
Of course, we should not worry because President Obama has a vision, a vision of a new Marxist America. An America where wealth is, well, you know, “shared”, and a nation where we have economic and social justice!