Tag: energy prices


Now that energy secretary Chu admitted during testimony to congress that this administrations actually understands what they are doing is going to jack up energy prices and will do nothing to mediate that, can we stop pretending that these people want high gas prices?

COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices.

Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy.

Yahoo is trying real hard to put a positive spin on this revelation, and Chu was forced this morning to recant on that admission, but those of us paying at the pump that are stuck with the pain, while our credentialed elite jet set and live large, now have proof we where right that was the plan from the start. Look, the left wants us off fossil fuels and dependant on the unproven, unreliable, and incapable of producing the needed energy technologies that their green bullshit initiatives will produce, while making these of them part of that insider lop – that’s people like you Al Gore! – stinking rich. We can now stop arguing if what they are saying means we are going to have to pay a lot more for energy, because in a candid moment we have the guy leading the effort to bring us these sky high prices admitting that’s the plan.

This is more of the same from the WH that claimed they had a “jobs” policy, only that policy seems to have been about protecting democrat constituents and their power. We need to do away with these people, and do so fast, unless we are content to have them set the standard of living for all of us not part of their special circle to tat of Bangladesh. Stop trying to get us off oil and making leftist investors in green energy rich, and give the people a damned break already. They are not doing this for our own good. Don’t believe that lie. This is so these poverty pimps can make astronomical amounts of money and gain even more intrusive and absolute power over the people. That’s the real driver here. It’s what’s behind all this green shit.

If you still think they are not hostile to modernity

Just read along. In a blatantly obvious move to pander to their insane green constituents, the Obama Administration has yet again made a decision to prevent us from getting more resources to keep energy prices from going higher. Here’s the meat of the issue

The Obama administration said Friday that a massive pipeline carrying oil across much of the United States must remain shut down until federal regulators are satisfied that it can operate without future leaks.

TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline leaked twice last month, fueling opposition to a pending expansion of the project, which is undergoing a wide-ranging federal review.

Let’s also prevent people from driving cars, riding trains, or flying planes, just to name a few, until we can make sure there are not going to be future accidents in any of these endeavors as well! It’s not as if giving us details of these leaks would have helped us understand the problem either, huh. What caused them? How big were they? How fast were they repaired? Is it again much ado about nothing or just the Obamanauts using this as an excuse to yet again stifle our energy resources?

And what caused these leaks is very important to me? I wouldn’t be surprised it was done by some environmentalist wacco that wanted just this result. These people are not just insane, they are evil. They pull stunts like this constantly and the media never reports on them.

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a “corrective action order” Friday informing TransCanada that it must take a series of steps before resuming normal operations at the pipeline, which runs from Canada to Oklahoma.

How much you want to bet that these “corrective actions” are flat out insane if not outright impossible, and that what we have here is simply an attempt to shut this down for as long as possible? And don’t argue with me that the Obama Administration would have to be insane to do yet another thing that hurts the economy so close to an election. They care little about the economy, jobs, or the people that won’t vote for them anyway. This is flat out a political payment to their green constitutency.

“After evaluating the foregoing preliminary findings of fact, I find that the continued operation of the pipeline without corrective measures would be hazardous to life, property and the environment,” Jeffrey Wiese, PHMSA’s associate administrator for pipeline safety, said in the order.

PHMSA is mandating that TransCanada provide a detailed “restart plan,” conduct “mechanical and metallurgical” testing, and analyze the pipeline components that failed

Why no details of what went so “horribly” wrong from this fella? I for one would love to know whose “life” and “property” was put in danger by a pipe that supposedly runs in the middle of nowhere. Methinks nobody was in danger of losing life or property, and that this was all about the third part of this moron’s statement, “the environment”, and then, not in the sense that these people worried about the environment, but about the insane morons that worship Gaia and their votes.

These green retards don’t want Canadians going after shale oil, of which there is so much in Canada that it makes the Saudi reserves look like a small piddle, because access to this oil would undermine their efforts to kill the sue of oil completely. And since the Canadian government isn’t insane enough to cut its economic jugular by ending this lucrative, job creating enterprise, they are doing it by preventing them access to the consumers. Want proof?

In addition, the order instructs TransCanada to conduct a review of its entire pipeline system within 60 days, among other things.

The order comes at a politically sensitive time for TransCanada. The company is seeking federal approval to expand its Keystone pipeline to carry Canadian oil sands from Alberta to Texas.

Texas! The Keynesians and Gaia worshippers are basically hoping to stop delivery to the consumers in Texas. It’s a double victory if they pull it off. First they stop the Canadians from getting the shale oil. Then one could even argue that they might be inclined to think they scored a win because of how they impact the Texas economy. Would you be surprised to find out that these idiots did something like this so they could then make the shitholes the left has run into the ground – like California or Michigan – more palatable? I certainly wouldn’t after these last 3 years.

In this horrible economy the left is putting agenda and their Gaia religion in front of jobs and access to energy yet again. I am sure that when job numbers again show negative or negligible growth, and energy prices go up, that they will be baffled at it and claim it is all unexpected.

You know your policies are hurting the poor when

Wal-Mart starts pointing out they are not spending as much as they used to on purchases as they used to:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Wal-Mart’s core shoppers are running out of money much faster than a year ago due to rising gasoline prices, and the retail giant is worried, CEO Mike Duke said Wednesday. “We’re seeing core consumers under a lot of pressure,” Duke said at an event in New York. “There’s no doubt that rising fuel prices are having an impact.” Wal-Mart shoppers, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck, typically shop in bulk at the beginning of the month when their paychecks come in. Lately, they’re “running out of money” at a faster clip, he said. “Purchases are really dropping off by the end of the month even more than last year,” Duke said. “This end-of-month [purchases] cycle is growing to be a concern.

Gasoline prices are up, inflation has reared its ugly head, and the poor are going to be socked the hardest by these things. Bet you the democrats, the party of the little people, will blame evil oil companies, evil capitalist Wal-Mart, and in general everyone else, but their policies for this. Despite whatever bullshit they say, oil prices are up because of two reasons: the dollar has plummeted in value, and the new Obama Admin policy of blocking oil exploration and extraction is making speculators basically believe oil supplies are going to be negatively impacted sooner than later.

As the dollar loses value and energy prices continue to rise, because of the lack of any real and viable strategy from the left other than to steer billions to their friends pretending this green energy shit is a sound investment, the cost of everything that needs to be moved, refrigerated, and uses plastics, is going to go up. Drastically. Obama is hell bent on beating the malaise of the Carter years it seems. The poor should remember that.