Energy Secretary Steven Chu - We need to raise....I mean...lower gas prices!
So far I haven’t seen much in the way of President Obama and his Administration keeping many campaign promises that were made during the last election. This is now holding true with their goal of raising gas prices to force us all to drive ecotardmobiles.
We now have that coming back to bite them in the behind. If you remember, Energy Secretary Steven Chu called for higher gas prices during the election. From a Wall Street Journal article on December 12, 2008 we get this bit of ecotardness…….
In a sign of one major internal difference, Mr. Chu has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work.
“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.
So, now that gas prices have ‘ramped’ up to over $4.00 per gallon in some places like California and Hawaii, in less than 1 year, we have a different story.
Now that people are screaming, it’s becoming a threat to national security, it’s threatening to destabilize the economy again and ticking off voters, we suddenly get an about-face from Mr. Chu about what his job description is per an article from Fox News titled “Chu: My Job is to Take the Pain Out of High Gas Prices“…….
Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who in 2008 called for ramping up gas prices to those comparable to Europe in order to coax Americans toward green energy, said that as head of his department, he’s working on “developing methods to take the pain out of high gas prices.”
Well, promise or threat, it’s yet another Obama Administration faux pas to go from wanting to jack up gas prices to wanting to lower them. Meanwhile, our President is in Brazil today telling the Brazilians they can drill off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico while the EPA continues to try to hogtie our oil companies so they cannot drill there. I guess ‘drill baby drill” only applies to foreign oil companies that George Soros has $811 million invested in.
Remember, this is the same President who said during his campaign stated……
The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.
…..yet continues on in Afghanistan and Iraq and now starts a war with Libya while leaving the border between the United States and Mexico in a very porous state in spite of stating “the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States.”
This is also the same President who with the help of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi pushed through Obamacare and then turned around and so far has exempted over 1,000 entities from participating in Obamacare, the bill we had to read after it was passed.
Can we get some consistency please? The flip-flopping in the Obama White House is amazing and it’s making me dizzy.
Source: Fox News