Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bush Vs. Obama On Gas Prices

More from Heritage today, the first 2 years comparing President Bush to TheUrkelRegime:

"During the first twenty-six months of President Bush’s first term in office, the price of gasoline increased by 7%. At the end of his second term, the price had decreased by 9% from the time he took office (adjusted for inflation). During the first twenty-six months of Obama’s term in office, the price of gasoline has spiked over 67% with no relief in site.

Clearly, other mitigating factors were at work between those two time periods. U.S. demand is one such factor, as is global supply disruptions, cartel pricing and the cost to refine and distribute, but the current price spikes obligate serious people to scrutinize our nation’s energy policy.

President Bush’s response to $4/gallon gasoline was to lift presidential and congressional moratoriums on expanded drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf, a move that many critics say came too late. But what about Obama?

Some on the right have criticized Obama for having no energy policy. This is wrong. Obama’s energy policy is working exactly the way it is designed. This administration knows that unless the price of fossil fuels skyrocket, expensive alternative energy sources, no matter how heavily subsidized, will continue to be unattractive to American consumers.

Obviously, this risky desire to have high gas prices is a punitive policy that foolishly ignores how Americans use petroleum. While oil is largely a transportation fuel, solar and wind can only contribute to our electricity demands. Oil accounts for less than 1% of our electricity demand.

The liberal fascination with developing expensive vehicles that run on electricity doesn’t change that: 1) Solar or wind powered vehicles don’t commercially exist; 2) The cars that do run on electricity, or even battery-powered hybrids still require gas; and 3) the high cost of the alternatively fueled vehicles makes them largely insignificant in the auto market and cost-prohibitive to the average consumer."

Read the whole article here.

As gas prices continue to rise impacting every single American in a negative way, good ol' granny witch Piven and TheWon might just get their economic rioting in the streets the left has been asking for all right... but its not going to go their way...


  1. Just listened to that Piven screed link...How juvenile.When I was an innocent lad,I had the view that age,with experience,naturally brings about wisdom.Hah!"Some people just can't be reached".The present-day "Liberal" mind-set is in a perpetual adolescent mode..."Me,Me,Me is the most important Being in the Universe,and if you don't agree with Me,you're a poo-poo head! Forget perspective,let's all march to the tune of those who make us feel morally superior to everyone else in our perpetual 12 year-old minds"...Ever see the 60's movie "Wild In The Streets"?

  2. Lisa,

    Not a peep from the adoring media either. Americans are awake to the folly of the Greens. The result may be a sliver lining to the misery we are about to endure. Liberalism will die a painful death as the truth will be the hammer with which we bash them with.

  3. @tjones, no I haven't seen 'wild in the streets', is Piven in it? teehee ... you are absolutely 1000% correct about the permanent adolescent of leftists... I saw Matt Damon, though, no longer supports TheWon - so of course perhaps even Hollyweird is awakening? (maybe... just maybe...) More sarcasm at all of their stupid award shows I say...

    @Hardnox, the green mantra must be pushed so the globalists can tax the beejeebus out of all their citizens to line their own coffers with coin... for the good of the planet (mmm hmm)

  4. Good one Lisa

    Linked at RR- I hope is OK down your way considering the tragedy that's unfolded

    ***HOT LINKS***

  5. hi RR, yep, all is well in Auckland as we aren't on the major volcanic/earthquake fault lines the country has ...

    but if a big volcano blows down here, then all bets are off...