Every now and then an Obama Administration Official says something completely idiotic and insensitive…
Earlier this week Obama’s Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, when asked whether the goal of the Administration was to lower the price of gas, answered “No.”
How out of touch is this guy?
With his chauffered government vehicles and private planes paid for by “We, the People,” it’s clear that he appears uneffected.
Now let’s take the time machine back a few years and find out why Mr. Chu is so indifferent to the plight of average Americans. Back in 2008, Mr. Chu ruminated that “the price of gasoline over the long haul should be expected to go up.” And that “somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the "levels of Europe,” which are north of $7.00 a gallon!
Guess we shouldn’t be surprised gas prices are rapidly approaching $4.00 a gallon, should we?
Why doesn’t Obama care about gas prices and why hasn’t he fired Mr. Chu?
The President has also made his contempt of fossil fuels no secret. He just stopped the Keystone Pipeline, which would have delivered badly needed oil to the domestic supply from Canada. The pipeline would have also created by some estimates as many as 20,000 jobs which this country needs!
The Administration has also invested untold billions into green energy companies, of which some have gone bankrupt or have cut jobs in the last six months, leaving the taxpayers on the hook for the losses.
I’m not saying that alternative energy sources are not the future- they are.
And the President should be lauded for leading the way on alternatives to oil, but the technology is not there yet and is possibly decades away from replacing oil… not to mention being profitable.
Gas prices have shot up 30 cents a gallon in February alone and the American People do not have the luxury of waiting for alternative fuel sources to be developed- we need relief at the pump now!