During a June 10th, 2008, interview with CNBC, then-candidate Obama said this: HARWOOD: As difficult as this is for consumers right now, is, in fact, high gas prices what we need to let the market work, a line incentive so that we do shift to alternative means of energy? Sen. OBAMA: Well, I think that we have been slow to move in a better direction when it comes to energy usage. And the president, frankly, hasn't had an energy policy. And as a consequence, we've been consuming energy as if it's infinite. We now know that our demand is badly outstripping supply with China and India growing as rapidly as they are. So... HARWOOD: So could these high prices help us? Sen. OBAMA: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing. But if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustment, first of all by putting more money into their pockets, but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more quickly, particularly US automakers, then I think ultimately, we can come out of this stronger and have a more efficient energy policy than we do right now. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M1WlV7vafk]Obama Wanted High Gas Prices...Gradually (2008 Election Campaign) - YouTube[/ame] SO.. Let me see if this makes sense.. Obama thinks if we "put more money into their pockets" that can make up the difference in increased gas prices. SO WHEN will the price of fuel go down? Seriously.. you supporters .. consider.. A) Obama WANTED and WANTS gas prices to go up! WHY? Cause he thinks that will create alternate fuel sources. In the mean time Obama steals money from the "rich" to give to the "poor" so the poor can buy higher priced GAS!!! ONLY in the convoluted mind of a Socialist!