Once upon a time we had a political elite on both sides of the aisle that would look in horror at the terrible burden that $9/gallon gas would impose on American citizens and do their best to prevent it. Now we get crapweasel shrugs:
Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that "no one knows" if gasoline prices in the United States will reach $9 per gallon, and acknowledged that the possibility is outside his control.
"I don't think anyone can speculate what will happen with respect to oil prices and gas prices because they are set on the global economy," Salazar told reporters when asked if gas prices could reach $9 per gallon, as they have been in Greece. "Where it will all end, no one knows.
Bullshit. While oil production in the US is up overall, it is down on federal lands as a direct result of Salazar, under orders from Obama, stonewalling and denying new permits for drilling on federal land and offshore waters.
Yes, there is no absolute guarantee that additional supply of oil will end up in lower gas prices, but it probably would and we should at least try. Can't we at least try?
I guess not with these losers.
There are a number of reasons I will be voting to throw Obama out in November. His stupid energy policy and his callous indifference to the unnecessary pain it causes are enough by themselves.