2/29/2012

White House, Energy Secretary: High Gas Prices Not A Concern

Posted by Brian
Stephen Chu, the Obama Energy Secretary dropped a bombshell on the American people by saying the the goal of the Obama Administration is not to lower gas prices, but to "decrease dependence on foreign oil, and strengthen our economy".
This is the same moron who became famous for declaring that, to fight climate change, we should all "paint our roofs white". In 2008 he told Chris Wallace that he would like to see U.S. gas prices rise to the levels of Europe, which were over $10 a gallon.
Keep in mind also that it was Obama who in 2008, while criticizing then-President George Bush for high prices at the pump, contradicted his own criticism by saying that he wasn't really concerned about the high prices, but only that they had risen too fast, and that he preferred a more gradual rise, presumably to acclimate the American people to getting screwed by a radical environmentalist energy policy.  This fits perfectly with Chu's statement that he wants to "take the pain out of high gas prices". Sort of the old story of putting a frog in a pot of cold water and slowly bringing the temperature to a boil so that he doesn't realize that he's dying until it's too late.
Four more years of this bunch will most certainly bring about the death of the United States as we have always known it.


Morning Bell: White House Wants to Keep Gas Prices High
Mike BrownfieldFebruary 29, 2012 at 8:40 am


With the national average of gas prices hitting $3.65 a gallon, nearing $6 in some parts of the country, and poised to head even higher, America’s families are wondering when the bleeding at the pump will stop. But for Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu, those steep prices aren’t even a concern. In fact, he says his goal is not to get the price of gasoline to go down.
Chu delivered those stunning remarks in testimony before Congress yesterday. When Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) asked Chu whether it’s his “overall goal to get our price” of gasoline lower, Chu said, “No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy.”
As shocking as his remarks are, they shouldn’t come as a surprise. Chu has a long record of advocating for higher gas prices. In 2008, he stated, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Last March, he reiterated his point in an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, noting that his focus is to ease the pain felt by his energy policies by forcing automakers to make more fuel-efficient automobiles. “What I’m doing since I became Secretary of Energy has been quite clear. What I have been doing is developing methods to take the pain out of high gas prices.”

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