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nightflight
05-25-2011, 04:18 PM
A new report from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform details a disturbing “pattern of evidence” indicating that not only are the Obama administration’s energy policies responsible for higher oil and gas prices, but that the administration’s energy policy, in fact, is higher gas prices.

The report’s findings are the result of an extensive committee review of public records, policy analysis, statements and e-mails from administration officials, and reveal “a pattern of actions [that] shows the Administration is, in fact, pursuing an agenda to raise the price Americans pay for energy,” according to a copy of the report obtained by National Review Online.

“What President Obama failed to accomplish through the so-called ‘cap and trade’ program, his administration is attempting to accomplish through regulatory roadblocks, energy tax increases, and other targeted efforts to prohibit development of domestic energy resources,” the report concludes.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/267928/report-finds-obama-policies-blame-high-energy-prices-andrew-stiles

MrsSmith
05-26-2011, 07:35 AM
At least he's keeping one campaign promise. :mad:

Starbuck
05-26-2011, 10:32 AM
At least he's keeping one campaign promise. :mad:
And I am hoping he quits changing things. Well, that's more of a wish, I guess.:D

Rcd
05-26-2011, 10:35 AM
Who'd a thunk it?

Arroyo_Doble
05-26-2011, 10:37 AM
Wow. A Republican House committee in a highly charged partisan atmosphere blames a Democratic president for the rise in energy costs just as the 2012 campaign is getting started.

What a shock.

Rockntractor
05-26-2011, 10:51 AM
Wow. A Republican House committee in a highly charged partisan atmosphere blames a Democratic president for the rise in energy costs just as the 2012 campaign is getting started.

What a shock.

It's all your fault Dolby! Why do you hate America?:mad:

Arroyo_Doble
05-26-2011, 11:16 AM
It's all your fault Dolby! Why do you hate America?:mad:

Because they were a generic, overrated, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young clone that only appealed to brain dead druggies who couldn't let go of the 60's and blanched at the frenetic energy of The Ramones.

AmPat
05-26-2011, 02:19 PM
Wow. A Republican House committee in a highly charged partisan atmosphere blames a Democratic president for the rise in energy costs just as the 2012 campaign is getting started.

What a shock. WOW!, what a shock. Not accepting facts because they reveal your favorite turd as the stinky POC that he is. Attack the report, not the facts contained therein. Typical liberal tactic. :rolleyes:

Zathras
05-26-2011, 03:17 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5282245724_d3a95e64a8.jpg

Fixed for accuracy. By the way AD, how's the kool-aid taste?

Arroyo_Doble
05-26-2011, 03:17 PM
Fixed for accuracy. By the way AD, how's the kool-aid taste?

No Derp?

Zathras
05-26-2011, 03:19 PM
No Derp?

Why should I just repeat what you always say when it comes to your love and blind adoration of The Obumbler?

Odysseus
05-26-2011, 04:00 PM
Wow. A Republican House committee in a highly charged partisan atmosphere blames a Democratic president for the rise in energy costs just as the 2012 campaign is getting started.

What a shock.
Yes, and it would be especially shocking if you addressed the actual content of the report, rather than its genesis. For example, here are the findings of the report. Exactly what about them strikes you as false?



Key administration officials, including President Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu have gone on record in support of higher energy prices as a means to promote “green” technology by making it more economically viable. The failed “cap and trade” legislation is a prime example of this approach. “The result of this government action is less production, higher costs for producers, and more expensive energy,” the reports states.
The United States currently boasts the largest domestic energy resources on earth — “greater than Saudi Arabia, China and Canada combined.” New technology has allowed for greater access to these resources — with the potential to increase domestic production by up to 40 percent — but government regulations threaten to severely limit or restrict development.
Despite the fact that the United States relies on carbon-based fuels for more than 80 percent of its energy needs, the Obama administration has been “aggressively suppressing” the utilization of these fuels.
Current administration policies have limited the domestic production of oil by restricting access to resources located along the outer continental shelf. Many of these restrictions were put in place before the disastrous Gulf oil spill.
Government agencies have stepped up efforts to regulate energy production indirectly through environmental restrictions, for example, by placing on the Endangered Species list certain animals that live in resource rich habitats, or “targeting independent energy producers for environmental concerns not related to their operations.”
President Obama’s proposal to increase taxes on the energy industry (and transfer some of the money to “green” energy) will severely impact the independent operators responsible for 95 percent of domestic oil and gas production. The proposed tax hikes would cost these firms a combined $12 billion in the first year alone.
Independent operators are responsible for 95 percent of domestic oil and gas wells and they currently invest 150% of their domestic cash flow back into future projects development. Tax increases proposed by President Obama, some of which would be transferred to “green” energy producers, would cost energy producing firms a combined $12 billion in the first year.
Many of the “green” energy sources promoted by the administration “create unintended environmental, security and economic consequences,” for example, by increasing the demand for Chinese “rare earth” materials, which subsequently boosts harmful coal production because that’s where more than two-thirds of China’s energy comes from.


Because they were a generic, overrated, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young clone that only appealed to brain dead druggies who couldn't let go of the 60's and blanched at the frenetic energy of The Ramones.

You are an incisive music critic. Too bad politics isn't music. Gabba Gabba Hey!

pyackog
05-26-2011, 04:03 PM
Its not like he kept his goals on this secret. They want higher gas prices to make alternative forms of energy seem more affordable and boost the sales of greeny vehicles.

Rcd
05-26-2011, 05:20 PM
Its not like he kept his goals on this secret. They want higher gas prices to make alternative forms of energy seem more affordable and boost the sales of greeny vehicles.

That doesn't seem to be working out so well for the dissembler in chief. Nobody wants 'em, they're not economically feasible and the there's this......

http://blog.autoshopper.com/photos/310_Cloaseupsmallcar.jpg

Madisonian
05-26-2011, 07:16 PM
Because they were a generic, overrated, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young clone that only appealed to brain dead druggies who couldn't let go of the 60's and blanched at the frenetic energy of The Ramones.

I believe that award went to Seals and Crofts who forever tarnished high school graduating classes that used the insipid "We will never pass this way again" as their senior class motto.

Rockntractor
05-26-2011, 07:24 PM
That doesn't seem to be working out so well for the dissembler in chief. Nobody wants 'em, they're not economically feasible and the there's this......

http://blog.autoshopper.com/photos/310_Cloaseupsmallcar.jpg

I hope they were wearing their seat belt!:confused:

lacarnut
05-26-2011, 07:25 PM
Wow. A Republican House committee in a highly charged partisan atmosphere blames a Democratic president for the rise in energy costs just as the 2012 campaign is getting started.

What a shock.

The shock would be that liberal Democrats do not understand that this statement is absolutely, positively true especially those living in oil producing states like TX.

MrsSmith
05-27-2011, 07:45 AM
Wow. A Republican House committee in a highly charged partisan atmosphere blames a Democratic president for the rise in energy costs just as the 2012 campaign is getting started.

What a shock.

You forgot the "they're all racists" tagline... :rolleyes:

pyackog
05-27-2011, 10:14 AM
That doesn't seem to be working out so well for the dissembler in chief. Nobody wants 'em, they're not economically feasible and the there's this......

http://blog.autoshopper.com/photos/310_Cloaseupsmallcar.jpg

Hee hee hee. That'll put a crimp in the ol gas mileage. :D

Arroyo_Doble
05-27-2011, 10:39 AM
Hee hee hee. That'll put a crimp in the ol gas mileage. :D

Does the Ford Escape SUV get that good of mileage to begin with?

Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/smallcar.asp)

pyackog
05-27-2011, 10:46 AM
Does the Ford Escape SUV get that good of mileage to begin with?

Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/smallcar.asp)

I imagine it was much better before that pic was taken.

Actually they are not bad mileage-wise and the hybrid gets over 30 mpg.

Arroyo_Doble
05-27-2011, 01:21 PM
I imagine it was much better before that pic was taken.

Actually they are not bad mileage-wise and the hybrid gets over 30 mpg.

Interesting that the person survived the crash, too.

Odysseus
05-27-2011, 02:36 PM
Interesting that the person survived the crash, too.

And that you haven't answered my question about what in the report was actually false. I guess that you're trying to avoid a wreck, too.

Zathras
05-27-2011, 03:26 PM
And that you haven't answered my question about what in the report was actually false. I guess that you're trying to avoid a wreck, too.

If he was trying to avoid a wreck he wouldn't be kowtowing at the feet of The Obumbler every chance he gets.

fettpett
05-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Interesting that the person survived the crash, too.

not really when you consider it was a SUV, if it was a little car, there is now way anyone would have, under normal circumstances, though if it had be full on, i'm doubt the SUV driver would have survied

txradioguy
05-29-2011, 01:23 PM
Wow. A Republican House committee in a highly charged partisan atmosphere blames a Democratic president for the rise in energy costs just as the 2012 campaign is getting started.

What a shock.

You tell 'em fanboy!

Zathras
05-29-2011, 01:28 PM
You tell 'em fanboy!

Found a picture of AD...

http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/fanboy.jpg

txradioguy
05-29-2011, 03:05 PM
Found a picture of AD...

http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/fanboy.jpg

Pretty accurate depiction IMHO.