Gas to hit $8-$10 a gallon?
Good evening all. In case you haven’t noticed, gas prices are skyrocketing. As you might expect, Obama is blaming everyone else for what’s happening.
There are many reasons why energy costs are going through the roof, but the main one is that Obama not only won’t allow the development of energy resources in the United States, he is actively shutting down what we already have.
Now I have no idea why this surprises anyone. Obama said in the 2008 election that he wanted energy prices to skyrocket. Since he has assumed office, he and his cronies have done everything they can to make that happen. First, there was the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama had Ken Salazar shut down all deep water drilling. Since then, the courts have told the Obama regime to reopen the drilling, but Obama is just ignoring them.
The EPA has been issuing rules and regulations that will shut down many every coal fired electricity plants as well as working with Salazar’s Department of the Interior to shut down coal mining. The energy department has been handing billions of dollars to Obama cronies for “Green Energy” projects. So far, just about all of these companies have failed and gone bankrupt.1
Obama basically nationalized General Motors and now he is trying to force people to by the Chevy Volt. (Also known as the Chevy bonfire)2 The car is heavily subsidized and they still can’t sell them. The probable reasons are that the car is junk and people don’t really want to be turned into crispy critters3.
Recently, Obama stopped the Keystone pipeline that would have created thousands of construction jobs, hundreds of permanent jobs and allowed Canada to send oil to our refineries. Now the Canadians are going to sell that oil to China.
What’s Obama’s answer to all this?
First he blames the Republicans for stopping the pipeline. This, of course, is a flat out lie. The Republicans in congress tried to get it going as fast as possible. Now Obama has another bright idea.
From the Washington Examiner:
Obama: Use ‘algae’ as substitute for oil
President Obama admitted today that he does not have a “silver bullet” solution for skyrocketing gas prices, but he proposed alternative energy sources such as “a plant-like substance, algae” as a way of cutting dependence on oil by 17 percent.
Now I’ve looked at this algae thing and it is an interesting idea. It could do a lot to help us become energy independent. However, the technology is still in the laboratory and isn’t ready for scaling up to industrial levels yet.
“We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance, algae — you’ve got a bunch of algae out here,” Obama said at the University of Miami today. “If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we’ll be doing alright. Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in America.”
And there’s the problem. We haven’t figured out how to do this on the scale we need to cut our imports. As I said, this is still in the labs and it will be years, possibly decades before this is ready….if it ever is.
“We’re not going to transition out of oil anytime soon,” Obama added, before touting the record high domestic gas production right now and the agreement with Mexico to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, while still calling for expanded investment in alternative energy.
And here we have another Obama lie.
Oil industry leaders reject Obama’s claim to have given significant support to oil production. “These have been the most difficult three years from a policy standpoint that I’ve ever seen in my career,” Bruce Vincent, president of Swift Energy, an oil and gas company in Houston, said yesterday. “They’ve done nothing but restrict access and delay permitting.”
Obama and his thugs have set energy production in the United States back decade. This wasn’t done through incompetence, they want to force the reduction of energy usage in this country. Why? The basic answer is they want to punish Americans for being successful. The people in the Obama administration hate everything this country stands for with every fiber of their being.
They want to force people out of their cars and into public transportation. They want to limit people’s ability to travel.
Why do they want to do this? Simple really. It’s all about control. They know that a population that isn’t mobile won’t be able to leave areas that are bad and go to areas that are good. If people can leave when things get to bad, they will. This is why so many people from around the world came to America in the first place.
Obama and the Democrats like telling people how to do things. They don’t believe in free choice. In their minds, people can’t be trusted to make the “Correct” decision and therefore must be prevented from even having the option. Forcing people to live in cold dark government run housing is just what the elites want and the best way to do that is to limit energy usage.
Now, there are predictions that gas could hit $5-$10 dollars a gallon this year. For many people, that will mean they won’t be able to afford the costs just to go to work. Food prices will go up, both because of the increase in production costs, (Tractors don’t run on hay), and transportation costs to get the food to the markets.
People won’t be able to pay for the gas to get to work. I know I won’t be able to. I have the ability to work at home, and have already started to do so a few days a week. (At least until I lose my job) Of course, since people won’t be able to get to their jobs, they will lose their jobs. Businesses won’t be able to afford to stay in business, so those people who can actually get to work…well, they won’t have to worry about that either.
Obama and his delusional minions think they can blame the oil companies, energy companies and of course, George W. Bush for all the problems. Sorry Barry, you own this. it’s all yours. We should have been drilling for oil anyplace we could find it. We also need to build new refineries.
There is also the nuclear option. No I don’t mean nuking Washington, (No matter how inviting that is), I mean building new nuclear power plants. We could have built dozens, perhaps hundreds of new power plants if the morons hadn’t blocked them. We have finally approved of severla new plants, and they should be going online in a few years provided they don’t run into the usual roadblocks from the anti-nuke luddites.
Nuclear power technology has advanced drastically since Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. If it hadn’t been for Harry Reid and Obama, we would be putting nuclear waste in the special repository in Nevada years ago. Insteas, we are now seeing the start fo rolling blackouts.
The Anti-Nuclear power twits are now pointing at the Fukushima accident in Japan to say that nuclear power is to dangerous. Lets review this disaster. First, the plant was hit with a magnitude 9 earthquake. It hadn’t been designed to handle one that big. It still managed to do so and the plant began it’s automatic shut down sequence. Then plant was hit with a 30 foot tsunami which overtopped the seawall and flooded out the emergency power generators.
In other words, the plant was hit with two things it wasn’t designed to handle. To top it off, the reactors were designed almost 50 years ago and were scheduled for shutdown and retirement in the next 2-5 years. They were going to be replaced with new reactors using the latest designs. It was just bad timing and bad luck that caused this disaster.
Now, in my “Real World Job” I work in the energy sector. I know about what I’m talking about. One of the things that has prevented rolling blackouts is a thing called “Demand/Response. What this is, is a system where the power grid puts out a call for more electricity. Small Demand/Response companies have goine into companies that use a lot of electricity and worked out a system where they will curtail their power usage if called upon.
It’s a lot more complicated than that, but you get the basic idea. However, there is only so much that can be curtailed. You will need to build more power plants.
We should have been all but energy independent years ago, but people like Barack Obama have fought tooth and nail to make sure the Untied States is dependent on others for our energy needs. Now, Iran is threatening everyone. They have said they will close the straits of Hormuz, which carries a large segement of the worlds oil.
Obama will just sit their and whine that it’s all Bush’s and the Republican’s fault. Meanwhile, the price of gas goes through the roof, the economy collapses and people will literally die. Of course, in the Progressive mindeset, as long as the “right” people die, so much the better. Progressive, Liberal Democrats will always make sure THEY are taken care of.
Remember in November. Get rid of Obama, the Democrats and any Republicans who have helped them.
~The Angry Webmaster~