Obama's "Pocket Politics" for GREEN Fuel Costing Taxpayers BIG!

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  1. ShaklesOfBigGov

    ShaklesOfBigGov Restore the Republic

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    Keep in mind, Obama made the statement "Our country faces its most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression." "Our economy is still fragile", is the message he tells Congress in december 2011 - ( Obama to Congress: Economic recovery ) Campaigning across the country he pushes the need to create jobs, while the Pentagon moves foward to cut 8700 civilian jobs with deeper cuts on the horizon. A military budget that's looking to face over $1 TRILLION in cuts over the next decade - ( Army slashing 8,700 jobs as budget cuts begin - The Federal Eye - The Washington Post ) Yet that hasn't stopped Obama from "playing politics" with this same military budget, by forcing the Navy towards more alternative "green" fuels.

    An Obama connected firm is expected to be rewarded the biggest federal purchase of Biofuel ever. 450,000 gallons of Biofuel to be exact at the price of $16 a gallon, compared to standard JP-5 fuel the Navy uses at just $4 a gallon. Obama's Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus says, "we are doing this for one simple reason: It makes us better fighters" because "our use of fossil fuels is a very real threat to our national security and to the U.S. Navy ability to protect America and project power overseas." That's the perfect reason for Obama to object to the Keystone Pipeline. Using "political ideology" over the need to create real jobs in this country, Obama and the Democrats push instead towards the need for a massive unemployment bill to taxpayers. Threatening to veto the addition Keystone pipeline as it's the Republicans who are "Playing Politics", while it's Obama who holds that "it's time to do the business of the American people". That business is in creating jobs, which is why this President has chosen to "kick the can further down the road" in exchange for the unemployment extension he feels the American People really need, all while experimenting once again with the BIGGER price tag of alternative energy.

    Read more about it: Obama Makes Navy Overpay For Green Jet Fuel - Investors.com
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  2. waltky

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Uncle Ferd says dat means it costs too much...
    Navy Biofuel Deal is 'Cost Prohibitive,' 'Another Solyndra,’ Critics Say
    December 23, 2011 – The Obama administration’s deal to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuel for Navy jets comes at a cost of up to nine times higher than regular fuel, a spokesman for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said, coming at a time when the U.S. military is already facing deep budget cuts.

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