Obama has been quite successful in making positive change in US oil consumption

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    Contrary to what Republicans say, Obama has not only increased domestic oil production, but he has improved fuel efficiency standards in the automotive industry.


    In January 2009, the US was producing 6.9 million barrels per day. As of Nov 2010, the US is producing 8.1 million barrels per day.

    In addition, under Obama, US dependence on foreign oil has declined considerably. U.S. dependence on foreign oil has declined under Obama as well, going from 58.9 percent of oil consumption in January 2009 to 44 percent in November 2011.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2012/01/promises-promises/

    Because of improvements made in fuel efficiency standards, vehicles made between 2012 and 2016 will save 1.8 billion barrels of oil.

    Emissions limits, greater fuel efficiency for cars, light trucks made official
     
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    Come on, USMB, even if you don't like Obama, you have to give him credit for something.
     
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    With fracking we are going to be AWASH with LPG.

    And my home town Searsport, Maine will become, I suspect the port of EXIT for much of it going to Europe.
     
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    Your pdf link didn't work.

    I read on your other link:

    I don't like being told I'm gonna have to shell out more a new car for a promise from a dishonest government that I MAY SAVE later on.

    Sounds like a scam to me.

    Obama is making life in America more expensive at a time when we need someone to make it less expensive.

    Can you wrap your mind around that concept at all????
     
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    Think about this. Yes, the price of cars will go up, but ultimately, people will save money. That is the point. If you can't afford a new car, then obviously you should buy a used one wouldn't you say?
     
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    Increased fuel and safety standards drive real automotive innovation in this country, there would be little headway in these areas were they not mandated.
     
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    So Obama is driving up the price of new cars?

    well run right out and vote for him AGAIN..
     
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    groceries are waaaaaaaaaaaaay up

    gasoline is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up


    jobs are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down


    energy is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up


    stock market is dooooooooooooooown


    debt ceiling is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up and going upper



    we cannot talk about watermelon and fried chicken



















    yes obama is a wunnerful man.. glory.
     
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    Why do you even bother?
     
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    oh and btw,, begs the question... why are the 50% of AMERICAN FEDERAL income tax expected to subsidize the purchase of the chevy volt to the tune of $7,5000? looks like we gotta buy our own car and then someone else a new car.. this shit ain't fair.
     
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