Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Video: Obama Energy Sec'y says it is not the goal of his dept. to have lower gas prices

Four years ago President Obama's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, had this to say about gasoline prices: "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." Right now petrol sells in the $8 to $9 per-gallon range there.

Yeterday Chu was queried by the House Appropriations Committee. In response to a question about the department he leads and whether it has the goal of lowering gasoline prices, Chu reponded, "No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil..."

I give him credit for honesty. But Obama and Chu's dream of a solar and wind power America depends upon making fossil fuels so expensive that then--and only then--green energy makes economic sense.

Think about that the next time you fill your your gas tank.

Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-NY) wants more Saudi Arabia. Not here.

We've entered the unpleasant version of an alternative universe. Rescue us, Captain Kirk.

Voters: Beam Obama out of office.

UPDATE 3:40pm CST: Obama's press secretary said earlier today that he is unaware of Chu's comments.

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1 comment:

Jim Roper said...

This guy needs to be 86'd along
with the Obamanator!