Published: Wednesday, June 27 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Don't hold you breath waiting. The victory in November will be that much
sweeter knowing how much it fills sore-losers with frustration (yes, Mitt would
likely have gas down to $2.00/gal in his first 30 days, right?). President Obama is absolutely deserving of another term! What a great man and
a great leader to continue fixing what 8 years of Bush did to our country!
How can Obama claim credit for falling gas prices when he has fought to stop oil
production on public lands in America? He has actively lobbied against
EVERYTHING that makes drilling possible. He has fought to keep the Keystone
pipeline from being built. He has "lent" $2,000,000,000 to
his close associate, George Soros, to explore drilling off the coast of Brazil,
even as he refused to let American companies drill in the Gulf of Mexico. His
ban on American drilling did not stop other countries from drilling.Obama is no friend to oil. He has publicly stated that the price should be
$5.00 per gallon. His only reservation is that he thought that it would take a
little longer to reach that price.No, Obama will get no praise for
falling prices. He did not cause the price drop. He deserves our contempt for
HIS open contempt towards OUR need for oil so that we can get to work and
products can get to market.
I don't know Roland...do your own homework. Does he deserve credit or not?
What do you care what Republicans think? Dig deep, find the truth. If
Obama's policies are causing the decline you have nothing to fear.
Republicans are not the reason for anyone's intellectual laziness.
So Mike why did prices fall? Could it be that the President has little to
nothing to do with current pump prices, and Republicans were "just playing
politics" (I don't remember if you had anything to say at the time)?
Re: "Are they going to give him credit now that prices are falling?"Sure -- I'll give him the credit.As we now know, the
current increased in supply is the result of an under-the-table deal to
overproduce that Obama made during his visit to the Saudis. As part of his
re-election strategy.Now, the real questions -- why didn't he
do it sooner? And how long after the election will the deal last?And, most importantly, why is he fighting EVERY plan that would make us less
dependent on his buddies, the Saudis?
So...I guess what Mike is saying is, it only works one way like the republican
party bosses tell him. Blame Obama for everything give him credit for nothing,
facts be darned.By the way I don't think Obama brought the
price down, but I was never foolish enough to believe he drove the price up
either. It's an international market and America Doesn't have enough
oil to drive prices down if we could magically get it all tomorrow.
Hold the phone! What happened to the most dreaded word in a Keynesian's
vocabulary: DEFLATION?One of the primary reasons the Federal Reserve
was created was to stabilize prices. What are they going to do about falling
fuel prices? The horror! In fact, they announced not long ago that they intended
to help prices rise at a 2-3% annual rate. Think of all the jobs that could be
lost with falling fuel prices. If they let fuel prices fall, what's next?
Talk about hypocrisy!
The only reason oil prices are falling is because of the failing economy
reducing demand for oil. So, yes, Obama must get credit! On the other hand, he
told us drilling for more oil (increasing the supply) would not drive down oil
prices! So we see once again, that Obama has no clue about economics, none,
Roland,Of course not. But then, I think that Presidents have little
influence one way or the other on oil prices.So I give him little
credit (or blame).
Roland,Of course BO is responsible for falling gas prices. Gas prices are
falling because BO pushed the economy back into the dumps, reducing demand.
How true. If Republican critics want to blame him for all things bad, but they
should also credit him with all things good. But I don't expect honesty and
integrity from the GOP.
The question shouldn't be who gets credit for falling fuel prices, it
should be who gets the blame. Falling fuel prices means we won't be able to
compete with imported oil prices. Thousands of oil workers could lose their
jobs! Isn't that our most pressing concern in this economy? Do we really
want to lose more jobs to cheap foreign labor? Wasn't Al Gore
on the right track when he supported the Kyoto Protocol that would raise the
price of fossil fuel use? Didn't he also advocate taxing gasoline so that
it would approach prices found in Europe? Isn't that what we really
need?Someone must do something about this! Call your
Roland, your letter's premise assumes that oil prices are falling and will
stay down. I'm laughing at that notion as I write this. Have you looked at
the historical prices of gasoline in the past few years? It has been a steady
incline with multiple and temporary ups and downs in the meantime. This decline
is temporary. Do you want to know why? A) Obama is doing everything he possibly
can to get reelected, B) Obama never has been and never will be a friend of the
oil industry. So gas prices have come down a few cents the past few days - big
whoop. Look at the overall increase since Obama took office. If Obama gets
reelected in Nov and gas prices continue to drop and permanently stay down,
I'll buy your first tank of gas.
No. Gasoline prices are set by the monopoly according to their own agenda.
Roland did he and his supporters take credit for the prises going up? No they
argued it was out of his control. No blame no credit.
Just to be clear, I don't think the President did anything to drive prices
up, nor did he do anything to get them lower. I also didn't blame Bush when
prices went over $4.00 a gallon. It's just that "Obama is to blame for
high gas prices" has been constant GOP refrain over the past few months.
Letter writers don't compose the headlines to their letters, the DNews
Happy Valley HereticOrem, UTSo...I guess what Mike is saying is, it
only works one way like the republican party bosses tell him. Blame Obama for
everything give him credit for nothing, facts be darned.By the way I
don't think Obama brought the price down, but I was never foolish enough to
believe he drove the price up either. It's an international market and
America Doesn't have enough oil to drive prices down if we could magically
get it all tomorrow.7:53 a.m. June 27, 2012======= Agreed.and well said; Happy Valley HereticPolitical
agenda - right Mike?Roland KayserAnother great
letter....I didn't blame Bush for the high price of gas last
round either.Just for the Wars he started and the Gas guzzling SUVs that
Detroit built that nearly ruined destroyed them as well.Shows the
one-sided analysis of facts and reality and the hypocrasy used by the GOP for
Repubs never let facts get in the way of their opinions.They have
merely been playing games for the past 4 years. They act as if there was no
President between Clinton and Obama. Every problem that we face is the direct
result of Obama. Repubs blame him for everything while on the other hand never
give him credit.This gas price thing is just another example of
that. A few months ago, repubs blamed him for the high gas prices. Now that
they're lower, credit is no where to be found.
@LDS Liberal:"I didn't blame Bush for the high price of gas
last round either.Just for the Wars he started and the Gas guzzling SUVs
that Detroit built that nearly ruined destroyed them as well."Blame Bush for the wars. Not for the SUVs, that was a loophole that the
Clinton administration put in to keep union jobs with the UAW. They allowed
SUVs to be defined as trucks so they were not counted in the car company average
fuel economy per vehicle. Big cars - big profits and that kept the UAW strong.
US daily oil consumption was trending down through the 1970's and
1980's as the economy became more fuel efficient. When it got the
1990's, it remained constant because of SUVs.
@Ultrabob:"No. Gasoline prices are set by the monopoly according
to their own agenda."Ultrabob: what monopoly are you talking
about? Enlighten us.
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