creators.com opinion web
Liberal Opinion General Opinion
Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
16 Sep 2014
America at the Tipping Point (Part 3)

The CIA reported this past Thursday that the number of Islamic State fighters is actually three times what … Read More.

9 Sep 2014
America at the Tipping Point (Part 2)

We said on 9/11 that we'd "never forget." But when our president has a no-strategy strategy for stopping … Read More.

2 Sep 2014
America at the Tipping Point (Part 1)

Is history going to repeat itself? I recently read the book "The Miracle of Freedom: 7 Tipping Points That … Read More.

Obama's Covert Plan To Raise Gas Prices

Comment

President Barack Obama's energy plan involves radically increasing gas prices to the European rate of about $10 a gallon. And he's well on his way, as gas prices have more than doubled since he took office in January 2009, when gasoline was only $1.79 per gallon. And he's scheming to double prices again in his second term, with you footing the bill.

It's no secret that we're being gouged at the pumps. The reason for soaring gas prices? According to Obama, it's not because of anything he has done — not his devaluing the dollar via his disastrous economic decisions, his closing federal lands for oil production opened by his predecessor, his passing cap-and-trade legislation in the middle of the worst economy since the Great Depression or his refusing to stand strong against the regime in Iran, which controls 20 percent of the world's oil supply via the Strait of Hormuz.

President Obama would do well to take his own advice; in regard to the possibility of $3-a-gallon gas in 2006, the then senator said, "The time for excuses is over."

To add insult to injury, Obama has appointed some petroleum-pillaging politicians, such as Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who, according to The Wall Street Journal, said in 2008 that in order to wean Americans off gasoline, the administration should make them punitively pay at the pump: "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

And just two weeks ago, as reported by Politico, Chu told Congress that Obama's Department of Energy "isn't working to lower gasoline prices directly" but "is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles."

When Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., specifically asked Chu whether the Obama administration's goal is to lower gas prices, he emphatically replied, "No." (Out of the horse's mouth!)

But I suppose the views of Obama-appointed officials such as Chu don't have any bearing on soaring gas prices, right?

Chu again embraced the strategy to raise gas prices in order to increase green alternatives to Chris Wallace, host of "Fox News Sunday," in February 2011, when he said: "The price of gasoline over the long haul should be expected to go up just because of supply and demand issues. And so we see this in the buying habits of Americans as they make choices for the next car they buy."

Increasing gas prices in order to wean us off gasoline and onto biofuel alternatives is a ruse — a deceptive strategy laid on the backs of American citizens.

This is what Obama meant two weeks ago when he repackaged and re-pitched his "new energy policy" from a gas station in Indianapolis. The words on his podium were "Investing in Energy Independence." Notice he didn't say who is doing the investing or with whose money he is investing. It might seem as if spending — I mean investing — your money is Obama's forte, but to me, it smells like more capitalism-crushing B.O. (See http://www.spreadingbo.com.)

This president has mastered cloaking the truth in oratory rhetoric.

In last Saturday's presidential address, Obama hailed his oft-repeated petroleum apologetic: "While we consume 20 percent of the world's oil, we only have 2 percent of the world's oil reserves." The problem is that 2 percent to which he refers is extant reserves, not what we could produce. That's deceptive!

Speaking of misleading, this past week, Chu was at it again as he testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Dodging a question about whether he practices what he preaches by owning an electric car, Chu replied sheepishly, "No, I don't own a car at the moment." (Before you commend him for his bio-walking, it should be noted that he's chauffeured in U.S. government Cadillac Esplanades, which, of course, run on fossil fuels like his wife's BMW.)

If you are ready for real hope and change, then I have the option for you.

I believe we can continue to seek alternative energy solutions while lowering gas prices by implementing a super energy solution, the one that former speaker of the House and current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has proposed.

Gingrich's plan? As I noted last week, it is the polar opposite of Obama's. Newt is ready on day one of his presidency to begin to implement his plan to expand leasing of federal lands for oil and gas development, condense regulations to make it easier for companies to build new extraction sites, tap shale reservoirs, start building the Keystone XL pipeline, replace the Environmental Protection Agency with a new, economically rational Environmental Solutions Agency, and, as a result of these bold solutions, end our dependency on foreign oil, reduce the cost of gas (to $2.50 per gallon), create millions of domestic American jobs, and bring in billions of dollars of new revenue for the U.S. by making us one of the largest global exporters of various fuels.

You can get many more details of Newt's energy- and job-building plan by watching his 30-minute address at http://bit.ly/xcKGuT.

Newt and I, as well as millions of other American patriots, believe in aggressively pursuing renewable energy alternatives and development, but not at the risk of losing our petroleum and economic shorts while we're doing it. As is often the case in life and politics, the answer is "both... and..."

It bears repeating that Bloomberg Businessweek reported in November that "unlocking vast reserves of shale gas could solve the energy crisis, the jobs crisis, and the deficit."

If you are ready for real change — if you want to stabilize our economy, increase jobs, lower gas prices and restore our republic simultaneously — then shout it out to Washington and the nation: "Get off your gas! Drill, and vote Newt Gingrich!"

For many more ways in which the Obama administration is contributing to higher gas prices, see The Heritage Foundation's February 2011 report "10 Things You Need to Know About High Gas Prices and Obama's Oil Policy."

In next week's article, I'm going to reveal a video more incriminating than Andrew Breitbart's.

Follow Chuck Norris through his official social media sites, on Twitter @chucknorris and Facebook's "Official Chuck Norris Page." He blogs at http://chucknorrisnews.blogspot.com. To find out more about Chuck Norris and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2012 CHUCK NORRIS

DISTRIBUTED BY CREATORS.COM



Comments

8 Comments | Post Comment
Its true that an Obama second term would mean gas at $10/gallon. This is hard for even the most blind Obama follwer to deny since the administration said so its self. As far as for Chucks continuing support of Gignrich, I'm baffled. I'm a big Ron Paul supporter, but I don't think for a second he's going to win. At this point, Ronmey has the nomination. He's not perfect. In fact he kinda sucks. But I'd rather have someone in the white house I agree with 60% of the time as opposed to someone I agree with maybe 10%.
Comment: #1
Posted by: Chris McCoy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:11 AM
This will seem OT, Chuck but KJB Baptist Pastor from NYC, Dr William P. Grady in his book Final Authority has noted that the year the ASV came out, 1901, President McKinley was assassinated. The RSV came out 1946-1952 and the UN building was established in NYC and the US got into the Korean War. The NASV came out in 1963 and President Kennedy was assassinated and the US soon got deeply into Vietnam.

The NIV, NKJV came out in 1973, with the oil problems, and 1982, with increasing terrorist problems and more Mideast involvement but by then it was downhill all the way for the US, except for a brief respite under Reagan, who then compromised it by appointing an ambassador to the Vatican. You reap what you sow, Galatians 6:7-8.

All Americans who love their country must get back to the 1611 Holy Bible as a matter of the utmost urgency.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Alan O'Reilly
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:51 AM
Alan its true that if all Americans followed the Bible more all of our problems would be gone in a matter of years, but not everyone is a Christian or Jew. We have to find a right balance of following Biblical principles and doing whats right and not forcing religion on anyone.
Comment: #3
Posted by: Chris McCoy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:26 AM
Chuck get's it! I would add that I believe there is a chance that Obama has a bigger plan. Even though he currently cheers on Cuba & China as they drill off our shores, wants to be Brazils biggest customer but stops us dead, I think 2 or 3 weeks before the election he might very well sign off on the Keystone Pipeline and even might again allow drilling. He wants to give us a BIG ORGASM OF JOY from oil prices dropping & jobs being created that we will forget that HE was the reason it was so bad for so long. He's taking plays from the Hitler play book of dealing with the masses. He's a dirty pool playing Muslim (wolf in sheeps clothing) and some of us are dumb enough to get on board with him. Funny thing if it wasn't so darn stupid & sad is that the country is freaked out in some corners about a MORMON wanting to be president, all while we have a lying socialist muslim pretending to be a Christian, pretending to be a president, living in the White House and destroying our great country!!! This man is Alinsky's wet dream... and our nightmare. Wake up people he's here to blow our house down! We have natural gas under our own feet and we can create an entire working system for this country and get ourselves out of this mess, but the professional politicos who are on the take from both our pockets and those who benefit from other schemes get in the way of our hope for a successful future. The policital system as it stands is the biggest heist of all time. The Mafia had more honor then these con artists. TERM LIMITS will be the start of changing this if we have any time left to change. If he gets elected... beware the next bold move to fufill his fanstasy of a socialist USA is the devalue the dollar to nothing. Extreme I know but that is the only way to take the power away from those with money. I wonder if HollyWEIRD will then get behind him when all their cash is worthless? Kristallnacht the second installment could be around the corner for the businessmen of Hollywood, but as they sit in their table at Matsuhisa I wonder if they can even imagine the glass breaking?
Lindz Sangalli, Mrs. Texas Conservative 2012
Comment: #4
Posted by: Lindz Sangalli
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:42 AM
I don't disagree with anything here but I am really frustrated that no one is addressing the core problem. I don't expect the politicians to do it because the real problem is the MONEY! It would be nice if some strong voices in the media would pick it up.
All the politicians have been bought off by all the money being funneled to them through campaign contributions and other "donations" (buyoffs). The wealthiest community in the country currently is around DC. That alone should tell us all something! All campaign contributions from all sources should stop immediately. The politicians from either party will not let it happen without a fight but if it doesn't, there is no hope!
I support doing everything to shrink government, give states back their rights, and stopping all of the other outrageous things happening but if we don't stop the wholesale corruption that is going on with the buying off of our politicians, it is all hopeless.
Comment: #5
Posted by: Usedtobefree
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:02 PM
And preventing monetary campaign contributions is not preventing free speech. Money is not speech. Anyone can speak all they want, they just shouldn't be able to give " money" (buy off the politician).
Comment: #6
Posted by: Usedtobefree
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:10 PM
Republicans in 2008: "It is not Bush's fault that gas-prices are so high."
Bill O'Reilly: "Get rid of your gas-guzzlers!"
“Over the past five years, exports from the US Gulf Coast have soared as refiners sitting in tax-free zones near Port Arthur, Texas, have shifted production away from gasoline and toward higher-margin diesel. Since 2007, overall US exports of diesel and other products have jumped 134 percent, the US Energy Information Administration reports. Of US exports, two-thirds is shipped abroad from Gulf Coast refineries – now more than 2 million barrels a day and up from just a quarter of today's level a decade ago.”
We could ban speculation, end the free trade zone in Texas, tax every gallon exported, let India and China pay our gas tax, end domestic gas tax for US citizens. It's unlikely that will happen because Republican Boehner, the Republican Koch Brothers, speculators in general have way too much money invested in oil to ever do the right thing for America. What they will do is send us down a lot of dead end roads offering phony solutions to lowering gas prices all the while feathering their pockets w/oil money and keeping concerned citizens running through a maze of dead end solutions.
Comment: #7
Posted by: demecra zydeem
Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:12 AM
Usedtobefree you hit the nail on the head. Both parties are not interested in address the core problems because that would break up the status quo, and neither party wants that. And if there was a candidate that did address the root problems, the media woulden't like him very much and he would probably be in last place. Wait, thats happening. The establishment will never elect someone who dosen't "play ball"
Comment: #8
Posted by: Chris McCoy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:17 AM
Already have an account? Log in.
New Account  
Your Name:
Your E-mail:
Your Password:
Confirm Your Password:

Please allow a few minutes for your comment to be posted.

Enter the numbers to the right:  
Creators.com comments policy
More
Chuck Norris
Sep. `14
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
About the author About the author
Write the author Write the author
Printer friendly format Printer friendly format
Email to friend Email to friend
View by Month
Laura Hollis
Laura HollisUpdated 18 Sep 2014
Matt Towery
Matt ToweryUpdated 18 Sep 2014
Deb Saunders
Debra J. SaundersUpdated 18 Sep 2014

1 Mar 2011 Stalin-Style US Public Education

8 May 2012 How Romney and Our Republic Can Win (Part 2)

31 Jul 2012 Obama's Entrepreneurial Communist Manifesto