White House Wants to Keep Gas Prices High

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    With the national average of gas prices hitting $3.65 a gallon, nearing $6 in some parts of the country, and poised to head even higher, America’s families are wondering when the bleeding at the pump will stop. But for Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu, those steep prices aren’t even a concern. In fact, he says his goal is not to get the price of gasoline to go down.

    Chu delivered those stunning remarks in testimony before Congress yesterday. When Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) asked Chu whether it’s his “overall goal to get our price” of gasoline lower, Chu said, “No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy.”

    Secretary Chu Says His Goal Is Not to Lower Gas Prices
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpqt8g6YA5Q]2008-MAY Obama "Can't Drive SUV's and Keep Our Home at 72 Degrees - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Doesn't matter what Secretary Chu wants. He does not determine the price of gasoline. The world market and the energy corps decide that. So even as we see the price of gasoline skyrocketing here, we are exporting gasoline and diesel by the tanker load. No lack of oil. No lack of refinery capacity. And the vey wealthy are getting even wealthier.
     
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    Obama publically stated that he wants high gas prices.
     
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    Gas, other fuels are top U.S. export

    In a first, gas and other fuels are top U.S. export
    Updated 12/31/2011 2:18 AM
    NEW YORK (AP) – For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is — wait for it — fuel.

    By David J. Phillip, AP
    In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, oil refineries are shown in this aerial view, in Deer Park, Texas. For the first time, the top export of the United States is fuel.
    By David J. Phillip, AP
    In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, oil refineries are shown in this aerial view, in Deer Park, Texas. For the first time, the top export of the United States is fuel.

    Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. It will also be the first year in more than 60 that America has been a net exporter of these fuels.

    Just how big of a shift is this? A decade ago, fuel wasn't even among the top 25 exports. And for the last five years, America's top export was aircraft.
     
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    A logical person would have posted evidence to support such a statement, but then again that's someone who uses logic.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M1WlV7vafk]Obama Wanted High Gas Prices...Gradually (2008 Election Campaign) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRuXrbjlrRg&feature=related]Obama admits his intentions are to skyrocket oil prices - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Bingo.

    Its all about his green bs.
     
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    The current cost of oil has nothing to do with market forces and everything to do with the falling dollar and the government wants the dollar to keep falling; after all what better way to pay off trillions in obligations than with highly inflated worthless currency?
     

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